Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Trial for Park West

The judge has thrown out the $500,000 jury verdict Fine Arts Registry got against Park West Galleries in April. The Detroit Free Press reports that the judge ruled that FAR "repeatedly violated his orders during a 5 1/2 -week trial ... by mentioning a supposed federal probe, critical newspaper articles and lawsuits by disgruntled customers." As I mentioned at the time of the verdict, Park West still has to deal with eight other lawsuits seeking more than $20 million in damages, most of which were consolidated into a multi-district federal lawsuit in Seattle.