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The Sale of Misattributed Artworks and Antiques at Auction

Anne L. Bandle

The glamour and mystery of the art auction, gathering interested buyers from across the globe, makes it one of the most fascinating marketplaces in existence. ‘Sleepers’, artworks or antiques that have been undervalued and mislabelled due to an expert’s oversight and consequently undersold, appear regularly. This fascinating new book provides the first extensive study of the phenomenon of sleepers through an in-depth analysis of the contractual relationships, liability and remedies that arise in the context of auction sales.
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Anne L. Bandle

ACAppeal Cases
A.D.2d/3dNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second/Third Series
ADAAArt Dealers Association of America
ADRAlternative dispute resolution
aff’dAffirmed
AGAktiengesellschaft (limited liability company)
al.alia
aLFors.Loi fédérale sur les fors en matière civile abrogée, Repealed Federal Law on Jurisdiction in Civil Matters
All ERAll England Law Reports
All ER (Comm)All England Law Reports Commercial Cases
All ER (D)All England Reports (Digest)
Am. Jur.2dAmerican Jurisprudence, Second Series
Ann.Annotated
App. Div.Appellate Division
Ariz. Ct. App.Arizona Court of Appeals
Art.Artikel, Article
BISDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom Government
Bus LRBusiness Law Reports
CACourt of Appeal
CAACollege Art Association of America
CCCode civil suisse, Swiss Civil Code of 10 December 1907 (Status as of 1 April 2016), RS 210
Cf.Confer
ChChancery
CHFSwiss francs
Cir.Circuit
CISGUnited Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, April 11, 1980, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
Civ.Civil
C.L.C.Company Law Cases
COLoi fédérale complétant le Code civil suisse (Livre cinquième: Droit des obligations), Swiss Code of Obligations (Federal Act on the Amendment of the Swiss Civil Code, Part V) of 30 March 1911 (Status as of 1 July 2016), RS 220
Co/Co.Company
CommCommercial Court
Comp. Laws Ann.Compiled Laws Annotated
Corp/Corp.Corporation
CPCCode de procédure civile, Civil Procedure Code of 19 December 2008 (Status as of 1 January 2016), RS 272
CPRsConsumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 of 26 May 2008
Ct.Court
Dist.District
ECCOEuropean Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations
ed.Editor/edition
E.D.Pa.Eastern District of Pennsylvania
eds.Editors
EECEuropean Economic Community
e.g.exempli gratia
EGDEstates Gazette Digest
EREnglish Reporter
et al.et alii
etc.et cetera
EUEuropean Union
EWCAEngland and Wales Court of Appeal
EWHCHigh Court of England and Wales
F.2d/3dFederal Reporter, Second/Third Series
F.Supp.2d/3dFederal Supplement, Second/Third Series
Fla. Sta. Ann.Florida Statutes Annotated
fn.Footnote number
GBSNew York Code, General Business
How.Howard’s Supreme Court Reports
IADAAInternational Association of Dealers in Ancient Art
ibid.ibidem
i.e.id est
Ill.Illinois
Ill. App. 1st Dist.Illinois Appellate Court First District
Ill. App.3dIllinois Appellate Court Reports, Third Series
Inc/Inc.Incorporated
Intern.International
Intro.Introduction
JdTJournal des tribunaux
K.B.King’s Bench
LCCLoi fédérale sur le crédit à la consommation, Swiss Federal Law on Consumer Credit of 23 March 2001 (Status as of 1 January 2016), RS 221.214.1
LCDLoi fédérale contre la concurrence déloyale, Swiss Federal Law on Unfair Competition of 19 December 1986 (Status as of 1 July 2016), RS 241
LDIPLoi fédérale sur le droit international privé, Federal Law on Private International Law of 18 December 1987 (Status as of 1 July 2014), RS 291
LLCLimited liability company (US)
Ltd/Ltd.Limited liability company (UK)
m.Million
M.D.FlaMiddle District of Florida
Mich.Michigan
Minn.Minnesota
Misc.2d/3dMiscellaneous Reports, Second/Third Series
N./n./No./no.Nummer, numéro, number
N.D. Cal.Northern District of California
N.D. Ill.Northern District of Illinois
N.E.2dNorth Eastern Reporter, Second Series
N.W.2dNorth Western Reporter, Second Series
N.Y.3dNew York Reports, Third Series
N.Y. C.P.L.R.New York Code – Civil Practice Law and Rules
N.Y. Jur.New York Jurisprudence
N.Y.S.New York State
N.Y.S.2dNew York Supplement, Second Series
N.Y. U.C.C.U.C.C. of the State of New York
OIPOrdonnance sur l’indication des prix, Swiss Regulation on Price Disclosure (OIP) of 11 December 1978 (Status as of 1 January 2013), RS 942.211
Op.Opinion
ORBundesgesetz betreffend die Ergänzung desSchweizerischen Zivilgesetzbuches (Fünfter Teil: Obligationenrecht), Swiss Code of Obligations (Federal Act on the Amendment of the Swiss Civil Code, Part V) of 30 March 1911 (Status as of 1 July 2016), RS 220
p.Page
P.3dPacific Reporter, Third Series
para(s).Paragraph(s)
Pa. Super.Pennsylvania Superior Court
PECLPrinciples of European Contract Law
PLC/plcPublic limited company
PNLRProfessional Negligence Law Reporter
QBQueen’s Bench
QBDQueen’s Bench Division
Rep.Reporter
rev’dReversed
RSRecueil systématique (no. of Swiss laws)
s.Section (chiffre/Ziffer)
SASociété anonyme (limited liability company)
SADAASwiss Association of Dealers in Antiques & Art
S.C.L.South Carolina Law Reports
S.D.N.Y.Southern District of New York
S.E.2dSouth Eastern Reporter, Second Series
seq(q).sequens/sequentia
SGSASupply of Goods and Services Act 1982 of 13 July 1982
Sup.Supreme
S.W.3dSouth Western Reporter, Third Series
Tenn.Tennessee Supreme Court Reports
Tr LRTrading Law Reports
U.C.C.Uniform Commercial Code
U.C.L.A.University of California, Los Angeles
UCTAUnfair Contract Terms Act 1977 of 26 October 1977
UKHLUnited Kingdom House of Lords
UNCITRALUnited Nations Commission on International Trade Law
U.S.United States of America
U.S. App.United States Court of Appeals
U.S. Dist.United States District Court
UTCCRsUnfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
UWGBundesgesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb, Swiss Federal Law on Unfair Competition of 19 December 1986 (Status as of 1 July 2016), RS 241
vversus
Va.Virginia
vol/Vol(s).Volume(s)
VSCSupreme Court of Victoria
WLWestlaw
WLRWeekly Law Reports