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Sdny.12cv05263 Knoedler RICO

Sdny.12cv05263 Knoedler RICO

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JS44C/SDNYREV.
7/2012
CIVILCOVERSHEET
ORIGINAL
TheJS44civilcoversheetandtheinformationcontainedhereinneithJPI~supplementthefilingandserviceofpleadingsorotherpapersasrequiredbylaw,exceptasprovidedbyII~fcourt.
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PLAINTIFFSJOHND.HOWARD,individuallyandasassigneeofJaimeFrankfurt,LLCDEFENDANTSANNFREEDMAN,GLAFIRAROSALES,KNOEDLERGALLERY,LLC,d/b/aKNOEDLER&COMPANY,MICHAELHAMMER,8-31HOLDINGS,INC.,,JOSECARLOSBERGANTINOSDIAZandJAIMERANDRADEATTORNEYS(FIRMNAME,ADDRESS,ANDTELEPHONENUMBERLYNN
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CAHILLLLP,58West40thStreet,NewYork,NewYork10018ATTORNEYS(IFKNOWN)FULBRIGHT&JAWORSKILLP,6665thAvenue,NewYork,NY10103BOIES,SCHILLER&FLEXNERLLP,575LexingtonAvenue,NewYork,NY10022CAUSEOFACTION(CITETHEU.S.CIVILSTATUTEUNDERWHICHYOUAREFILINGANDWRITEABRIEFSTATEMENTOFCAUSE)(DONOTCITEJURISDICTIONALSTATUTESUNLESSDIVERSITY)RacketeerInfluencedandCorruptOrganizationsAct28U.S.C
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1964(a);Fraud;BreachofWarranty,etc.HasthisorasimilarcasebeenpreviouslyfiledinSDNYatanytime?Ifyes,wasthiscaseVol.
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DEFENDANT(S)ADDRESSUNKNOWN
REPRESENTATIONISHEREByMADETHAT,ATTHISTIME,IHAVEBEENUNABLE,WITHREASONABLEDILIGENCE,TOASCERTAINTHERESIDENCEADDRESSESOFTHEFOLLOWINGDEFENDANTS:Checkone:
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12-CV-
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5263
ECFCASEJOHND.HOWARD,individuallyandasasassigneeofJaimeFrankfurt,LLC,-against-
COMPLAINTANDDEMANDFORJURYTRIAL
ANNFREEDMAN,GLAFIRAROSALES,KNOEDLERGALLERY,LLC,d/b/aKNOEDLER
&
COMPANY,MICHAELHAMMER,8-31HOLDINGS,INC.,JOSECARLOSBERGANTINOSDIAZ,andJAIMER.ANDRADE,
Defendants.
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LLP,
asandforhiscomplaintagainstdefendants,AnnFreedman("Freedman"),GlafiraRosales("Rosales"),Knoedler,LLC,d/b/aKnoedler
&
Company("Knoedler"),MichaelArmandHammer,8-31Holdings,Inc.("Hammer'sCompany")(Hammer'sCompanyandMichaelArmandHammerarecollectivelyreferredtoas"Hammer"),JoseCarlosBergantinosDiaz("BergantinosDiaz"),andJaimeR.Andrade("Andrade")allegesasfollows:
SUMMARYOFTHEACTION
1.Thisisanactionfor(1)substantiveviolationsoftheRacketeerInfluencedandCorruptOrganizationsAct("RICO");(2)conspiracyinviolationofRICO;(3)breachofwarranty;(4)common-lawfraud,(5)aidingandabettingfraud,(6)unilateralmistake;and,alternatively,(7)mutualmistake.
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isthemostrecent,butalmostcertainlynotthelast,inaseriesoflawsuitsarisingfromthepeddlingofforgedartworkbyanunlawful,concertedandhighly

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