Thursday, October 31, 2013

You MUST read this post (just a suggestion)

The Met got part of a lawsuit relating to its admissions policies thrown out -- the part alleging that it has no authority, under its lease with the city, to charge even a suggested admission fee.  Randy Kennedy has the story here.

The part of the lawsuit alleging that the museum misleads people into thinking the admission fee is mandatory (the more interesting part, in my view) survives.  Nicholas O'Donnell says "those remaining claims face a tall hurdle to survive."  Hrag Vartanian has called the misleadingness claims "the ultimate in legal trolling."  Lee Rosenbaum, on the other hand, thinks "the wording and typesize of the Met’s signage should make it clear and obvious that the amount paid is indeed discretionary" and that the museum "should just take care of that now, without waiting to be forced into greater clarity by a judge’s edict."