Thursday, November 08, 2007

BREAKING: Randolph Injunction

A Lynchburg judge has granted a preliminary injunction blocking Randolph College from selling four paintings at Christie's later this month. Christa Desrets breaks the news in the Lynchburg News & Advance. The judge apparently held that "the harm if the art is sold is greater than the harm if the art is not sold," which I suppose is true: if a fuller consideration shows that the school has the right to sell the works, they can always be sold later; but if the sale were to go forward and the court later finds it was improper, there would be no way to correct the error. Randolph plans an immediate appeal.