Monday, October 21, 2013

Museum Sued over Admission Fees + Ancient Contracts

From the New York Times:
Two members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art have sued the museum, contending that it misleads the public into thinking that its admission fees – $25 for adults, and less for seniors and students – are mandatory and not simply suggested. (The museum’s original lease with the city specified that it had to be accessible free of charge several days of the week, but the museum says that changes in city policy in the 1970s allowed it to institute a voluntary admission fee.)
We've written previously about finding old New York Law; perhaps the Hall of Records is just the place to look if you have to track down the museum's old contracts with the city.

Interested in tracking the litigation? Go to Bloomberg Law, select the tab "Litigation and Dockets," and in the search boxes choose "All New York State Court Dockets" for "Courts" and type the plaintiff name "Grunewald" as a party option. Your first search result will be this case, and you can set up an alert to see how this case travels through the court system.