Edward Spiro Argues Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Behalf of William Koch

May 2, 2012

On May 2, 2012, Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Edward Spiro argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the wrong legal standard was applied in 2011 when the Southern District in Koch v. Christie's International, 11-1522-cv. dismissed William Koch's racketeering and civil fraud claims against the auction house Christie's because the statute of limitations had run. Mr. Spiro's argument is discussed in "Jefferson Wine? Circuit Samples Deal That Has Left a Sour Taste" (New York Law Journal, May 3, 2012), "Koch's 2010 suit against Christie's alleging a 'decades-long scam of promoting, authenticating, and selling supposedly rare wines that it knew to be counterfeit' was timely under the four-year statute of limitations, Spiro argued yesterday, because Koch only learned incriminating evidence in 2007."