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‘LOVE’ Artist’s Estate Loses Fight Over Dispute Arbitration

Nov. 23, 2021, 9:00 PM

A dispute between an art publisher and the estate of Robert Indiana—who created the famous “LOVE” sculptures and a postal stamp based on the design must go back to a trial court for a second look, as it’s unclear if a contract requiring arbitration was undone by a later agreement, the First Circuit said.

Whether a 2019 “Term Sheet” supersedes a 2008 contract between Indiana and the publisher, Michael McKenzie, is for a court to determine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said.

It vacated a lower court’s ruling that sent the case to arbitrators to determine ...

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