Lawsuit Against Frank O. Gehry Dropped

Circa Publishing Enterprises‘ lawsuit against architect Frank O. Gehry over an alleged agreement related to proceeds from sales Gehry designed was dismissed on Monday by a Los Angeles judge, according to news reports.

Gehry Design LLC was sued by Circa for breach of contract in Los Angeles Superior Court in May 2007.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson threw out the case because Fred Nicholas, an adviser to Circa, never demonstrated that an agreement was in place.

According to the report, the company entered into a written agreement in August 2003 with Gehry Design in which Circa would have exclusive rights to produce, distribute and sell jewelry designed by Gehry. Circa was entitled to half the proceeds of items sold under the deal.

Gehry and Gehry Design later entered into a direct contract with Tiffany that excluded the services of Circa.

Gehry’s lawyer claimed Nicholas knew that by giving the contract back to Gehry in March 2004 that he was calling an end to their deal.