Jurors on Monday awarded Steve Seltzer nearly $21.4 million in damages in a dispute over a painting owned by a Morton Salt heir. Steve Morton had sued Seltzer over his conclusion that the painting was the work of his grandfather, and not C.M. Russell. Seltzer then filed a malicious prosecution lawsuit against Morton, attorney Dennis Gladwell and Gladwell's former firm, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, alleging that Morton's suit had damaged his reputation as an expert on his grandfather's work.
Gibson Dunn and Morton Salt Heir Ordered to Pay Art Expert $21.4M
The Associated Press
February 9, 2005