Art Dealer Sues Marlborough Gallery For $10.8 Million Over Alleged 'Scheme'

  • September 16, 2020 12:36

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Art dealer Max Levai is seeking at least $10.8 million in damages from his former employer. Levai sued Marlborough Gallery and two of its board members, Stanley N. Bergman and Franz Plutschow, in a suit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Tuesday. Levai accuses them of a “scheme” that involved alleged attempts to ruin his reputation and hack his Instagram account, reports ARTnews

“The Company and defendants Bergman and Plutschow’s defamatory statements have harmed [Levai] by causing, among other things, third parties to refuse to engage in any new business dealings with plaintiff, lost revenue and profits, increased expenses, legal fees, and costs expended to mitigate the impact of the Company and defendants Bergman and Plutschow’s dishonesty,” the suit reads. 

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