Courthouse News Service reports that artist Dana Melamed has sued Priska C. Juschka Fine Art. She claims they owe her more than $68,000 from works sold, they gave discounts without her permission, and are refusing to return works worth $400,000. She also asks for $1 million in punitive damages.
Paddy Johnson says "certainly, $1 million in punitive damages seems excessive. Then again, so does under-representing the amount a work sold for and still failing to pay the amount owed."