Monday, March 19, 2012

"The Court finds that the CRRA directly regulates commerce occurring wholly outside the boundaries of California and thus violates the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution."

That's the money quote from the District Court's "tentative ruling" dismissing the California resale royalty suit, which I've now had an opportunity to read.  "The CRRA applies to applicable sales of fine art where either the sale takes place in California or the seller resides in California.  Thus, by its own terms, the statute directly regulates sales of fine art occurring wholly outside of California."