Friday, January 09, 2009

A Minor Dismissal

I mentioned earlier that Sotheby's and Halsey Minor were fighting over whether he could bring a separate action against the auction house in California, in addition to the one they brought against him here in New York. Sotheby's has now won that battle. At almost exactly the same time earlier this week, the judge in the New York action enjoined the California case as duplicative and the California judge dismissed the case under the "first to file" rule. (No link yet, but trust me.) So the action will continue in New York only.

Minor, you'll recall, also has an unrelated suit going against Christie's.