Met Museum Says Patrons Can't Fight Admissions Policy

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art defended its "suggested donation" admissions policy against two deceptive business practices suits Tuesday, arguing that it doesn't violate the museum's Central Park lease or an 1890s state law, neither of which it says can be challenged by individuals or a class of patrons.

Bruce R. Kelly of Arnold & Porter LLP, who represents the world-renowned art museum, urged Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich to dismiss claims against the museum brought by the plaintiffs in two lawsuits in New York state court...
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