by Laura Chesters - Antiques Trade Gazette
A US court claim challenging a 2014 New York law banning the sale of antique ivory by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America and the National Art and Antique Dealers Association of America has been reinstated due to amendments made to the case.
In early February US district judge Lorna Schofield dismissed the case but on February 26 the case was reinstated after an amended complaint was filed which is now proceeding through the court.
Alan Sash at law firm McLaughlin & Stern, who is representing the trade groups, said: "We are hopeful that the judge will decide the legal issues on the merits within the next few months."
The case has been filed against Basil Seggos, in his official as the commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.