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Artnet News reports on a victory of Marc Restellini, an eminent scholar of the work of Amedeo Modigliani and Paris-based Institut Restellini, represented by McKool Smith principal Dan Levy and associate Eliza Beeney. Judge Annalisa Torres of Southern District of New York sided with Restellini’s and rejected the counterclaims filed by The Wildenstein Plattner Institute. The article included a statement from Dan, “We are gratified that the Court has rejected WPI’s claims…. As the documents filed in court made clear, the Wildenstein Institute said for years that Restellini, and Restellini alone, was the author of the Modigliani catalogue raisonné, and that his authorship was independent of the Wildenstein Institute.” He added, “Marc looks forward to the return of the materials that he worked for years to assemble and that are being improperly held by WPI, and to the safeguarding of his trade secrets.” Read the article here.

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