Christie's Tries To Avert Rehearing Of Royalty Act Challenge

Law360, San Diego (September 22, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT) -- Christie’s Inc., Sotheby’s Inc. and eBay Inc. Friday tried to steer the Ninth Circuit away from rehearing a class of artists' appeal of their challenge to California’s Resale Royalties Act, claiming there was no conflict between previous appeals decisions on what state actions were barred by the federal Commerce Clause.

Artists trying to recover royalties on resale of their work urged a Ninth Circuit panel in April to restore the Royalties Act, which was struck down by a lower court in 2012, but the panel asked the parties in August for briefing on whether the full court should hear the case....

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