'LOVE' Artist's Estate Dodges Sanctions Over Deleted Emails

Law360 (October 1, 2020, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A New York magistrate judge has rejected the Morgan Art Foundation's attempt to sanction the estate of artist Robert Indiana for its alleged role in deleting thousands of the late artist's emails and obstructing a legal battle over the rights to his iconic "LOVE" sculpture.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses said Wednesday that Indiana's former power of attorney Jamie Thomas won't be sanctioned because he could not have reasonably expected the litigation over the rights to control the artist's works to commence when he destroyed his personal emails after Indiana's death in 2018.

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