Attys In 5Pointz Graffiti Destruction Case Net $2M In Fees

Law360 (November 24, 2020, 10:04 PM EST) -- A New York City real estate developer that destroyed a famed graffiti space known as 5Pointz has agreed to pay attorneys at Eisenberg & Baum LLP, who are representing the artists behind the space, more than $2 million in attorney fees, according to a joint stipulation filed Tuesday.

In February, the Second Circuit upheld a $6.75 million verdict against the late Jerry Wolkoff's G&M Realty over the destruction, an incident that shook the art world in 2013. The appeals court described the developer's sudden whitewashing of the space "an act of pique and revenge."

G&M asked the U.S. Supreme Court in July to...

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