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Lawsuits

Former Paddle8 chief executive sued for $1m

Following the online auction house's bankruptcy filing, creditors claim Valentine Uhovski mismanaged funds from online sales and charity auctions

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Forgeries

Bankrupt 'playboy' James Stunt attempted to borrow £40m against works of art claimed to be forgeries

The former husband of heiress Petra Ecclestone owes £5m in debt including an unpaid sum of £3.9m to Christie's

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August 2013

Comment: The immorality of using Detroit’s art to bail out bankrupt city

Even if it proves legal to sell paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, there is a moral case to consider

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August 2013

Fight for Detroit’s art begins

Director of art museum in bankrupt city steels himself for long battle as price tags are put on greatest works

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Art market

Debt and legal troubles force Berry-Hill Galleries to file for bankruptcy

Christie’s is owed $14 million and there are over 100 other creditors

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Vincent Van Gogh

Bank debtors’ Van Gogh withdrawn as fake

While there is some support for its attribution, doubt still lingers