SC Johnson Sues Sotheby's Over Frank Lloyd Wright Goods
Law360, San Francisco (December 10, 2013, 8:10 PM EST) -- S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. slapped Sotheby's Inc. with a lawsuit in New York federal court Tuesday, accusing it of illegally preparing to auction two pieces of furniture designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and refusing to return the pieces to Johnson, the owner.
S.C. Johnson, owner of the Glade, Pledge and Windex brands, also fostered a long-term relationship with Wright, who designed the company's administration building located in Racine, Wis., in the 1930s. Wright also designed the furniture in the building, and the company hasn't sanctioned the auction of any pieces, the complaint said.
Nevertheless, Sotheby's catalog lists a...
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