Destruction Of '5Pointz' Graffiti Violated Law, Jury Says

Law360, New York (November 8, 2017, 1:38 PM EST) -- A Brooklyn jury found Tuesday that a real estate developer violated an obscure federal statute when he demolished the famous New York City graffiti space known as 5Pointz, issuing an advisory opinion that sets the stage for a final ruling in the closely watched case.

Following a three-week trial, jurors said developer Jerry Wolkoff violated the Visual Artists Rights Act when he whitewashed the 200,000-square-foot Long Island City “graffiti mecca,” which he later demolished in 2014 to build condominiums.

Because both Wolkoff and the graffiti artists...
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Case Title

Cohen et al v. G&M Realty L.P. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-05612

Court

New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Frederic Block

Date Filed

October 10, 2013

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