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Orange County man sues auction house, claims value of ‘Sopranos’ costume was misrepresented

LOS ANGELES — A Brea man is suing an auction house for allegedly misrepresenting a listing for a costume worn by the late James Gandolfini in the 2007 final episode of “The Sopranos.”
Dwight Manley’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of express warranty by Calabasas-based Profiles in History.
A representative for Profiles in History could not be immediately reached for comment on the suit, which was filed Tuesday and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
The suit states that Profiles conducted an auction in August 2013 in which it offered the “very costume worn by James Gandolfini during the iconic final scene of the series finale of ‘The Sopranos.’ ” The clothing was marketed as a “unique collector’s item from one of the most talked about endings in all of television history,” the suit states.
Manley, 51, made a successful bid, according to the lawsuit, which does not state how much he paid.
In  August, Profiles offered at auction a second and identical costume to the one he bought, but this time did not call it a unique collector’s item, according to the suit, which says the second costume failed to sell. Manley would not have offered as much money for the first costume had he known a second one existed, according to his court papers.
“The Sopranos,” which aired on HBO, centered around a New Jersey-based Italian American mobster named Tony Soprano, played by Gandolfini. The actor died of a heart attack in June 2013.
Source: Oc Register

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