A "Star Trek" fan who claims he was humiliated after spending more than $24,000 on fake props at an auction has had his $7 million suit against Christie's auction house zapped by an appellate court. Among the items was a visor the fan believed was worn by an android character played by Brent Spiner. When Spiner was asked to autograph the item at a convention, the actor allegedly told the fan it wasn't real and warned others not to buy fake memorabilia "like the guy who paid 12 Grand for a phony visor from Christie's."
Trekkie's Suit Against Auction House Fails to Live Long, Prosper
New York Law Journal
December 23, 2009