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By Barry Werbin

On Friday March 31st, the Eastern District of New York in Cohen v. G&M Realty issued a decision allowing the plaintiff artists in the high profile 5Pointz graffiti art mural case (filed in 2013) to go to trial, finding that the artists demonstrated they were harmed by the building's demolition under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA). In particular, Judge Block found that the question of "recognized stature" under VARA was clearly a factual one for the jury, which would assess the plaintiffs' expert's report and testimony at trial.

The court also dismissed the defendants' counterclaim for abuse of process. The plaintiffs' separate claims for conversion, property damage, and intentional infliction of emotional distress were also dismissed: Cohenv.G&MRealty.pdf

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