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Property Law Keyed to Kurtz
Lindholm v. Brant
Citation:Supreme Court of Connecticut (2007). 283 Conn. 65.
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Kerstin Lindholm, Plaintiff, purchased an Andy Warhol painting, entitled “Red Elvis,” from an art dealer named Malmberg. Lindholm then entrusted Malmberg with the painting, giving Malmberg the power to tranfer all of Lindholm’s rights to a buyer.
At a later date, Malmberg told Defendant that he had actually bought the painting from Plaintiff and ended up selling the painting to Defendant for a total of $2.9 million– without Plaintiff’s permission or knowledge.
Before purchasing the painting, Defendant hired counsel to conduct an investigation into the painting and its title. The investigation did not reveal any other claims to the painting.
Plaintiff brought suit to recover her painting from Defendant.
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