Court Dismisses Collector's Suit On "Jefferson Bordeaux"

Mitch Frank
Issue: December 15, 2012

A federal appeals court has dismissed William Koch's lawsuit against auction house Christie's International regarding the infamous "Jefferson Bordeaux." A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York found that Koch failed to conduct timely due diligence when doubts about the wines' authenticity were first raised in 2000, saying the statute of limitations had effectively passed. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 20, 2012.

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