Gallery Owner Seeks $7.5M From Artist Over 'Assault'

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A Huntington Beach, Calif., gallery owner on Friday sued artist Todd White for $7.5 million for allegedly orchestrating a scheme to hold her prisoner to steal back $1.5 million of his artwork and proprietary customer information, but White claims she was making forgeries of his pieces.

Margaret Howell, the founder of The Gallery HB, is seeking $2 million in compensation for alleged emotional distress and $5.5 million for alleged damage to her business for what she called “a malicious and brutal assault and robbery against the...
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