The former art dealers claim their Christian faith was used against
them when the company played fast and loose with terms such as
"partner" and "trust" when they signed on to become "Kinkade Signature
Gallery owners." They also claim they were bound to sell Kinkade's
artwork at higher prices than the artist's company -- undercutting
their business, which folded in 2003.
A private arbitration panel awarded the aforementioned $2.1 million payout, though this was later quashed by a San Francisco District Court judge; Kinkade company lawyers claimed the arbitrators had been unduly influenced due to a friendship developing between the plaintiff's representative and the neutral arbitrator.
That argument didn't hold water with the 9th, though, and now the "painter of light" will have to draw $2.1 million.
That means he'll have to sell 14,483 of these inspirational prints of Fenway Park.
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