Thursday, July 05, 2007

Gee's Bend - Motion Filed to Dismiss Franklin case

A motion was filed on Friday, June 29, 2007, by the Arnett attorneys to dismiss Lucinda Pettway Franklin's case. The motion claims the age of the quilts are incorrect, the creator of the quilts is incorrect, the value of the quilts are incorrect, and that the judicial system intervention was not needed to return the quilts to Lucinda Franklin. In addition to the motion, exhibit documents include Julie Silber's June 24th appraisals of two of the quilts ($100 - $450) and Holly Anderson's June 21st appraisal of two of the quilts ($10 - $75).

You can read about the motion to dismiss from the Tinwood blog. You can also learn more about the case by visiting your local library to see if the library has access to public court documents. Or you can register with PACER - "Public Access to Court Electronic Records ... an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and the U.S. Party/Case Index via the Internet." There is a nominal charge for access each page of the court documents. In this instance, look for Lucinda Pettway Franklin v. Tinwood Ventures et al Civil Action No. 07-438.

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