Before Halsey Minor sued Christie’s he sued Sotheby’s because they were suing him for $17m. According to Minor’s hometown website, Charlottesville’s The Hook, Minor just lost his class action case against Sotheby’s for their supposed conflict of interest in selling Edward Hicks’s “Peaceable Kingdom” to satisfy a debt.
A federal judge in California has dismissed Charlottesville native and Internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor’s class-action lawsuit against auction house Sotheby’s. [ . . . ] Sotheby’s original suit in New York federal court against Minor remains ongoing, and the California judgment leaves the door open for Minor to file his class action suit in New York.