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Artist Robert Indiana's Estate Can Arbitrate Dealer's Claims

Law360 (October 10, 2018, 8:24 PM EDT) -- The estate of artist Robert Indiana won a bid on Tuesday to arbitrate American Image Art’s crossclaims against it, which stem from a lawsuit alleging that the man behind the iconic "LOVE" image allowed friends to manipulate him and forge his works.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres granted the motion by Indiana’s estate to compel arbitration on American Image’s crossclaims against the estate, citing a binding arbitration clause under a 2008 licensing agreement between the estate and the art dealer and publisher. The judge also agreed to stay the crossclaims against the estate until they were arbitrated.

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May 18, 2018

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