Attorney Richard Altman was not permitted fees in his defense [on a contingent retainer] of the artist whose wall side work on Houston and Broadway hung, was removed, was reinstated and then lost on appeal. He is permitted the possiblity of fees on an appeal, however. The details. " A claim for attorney’s fees against the artist who created Soho’s well-known sculpture "The Wall" will go forward following a Manhattan judge’s partial denial of the artist’s motion to dismiss.
Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman dismissed a claim for more than $250,000 in connection with the federal lawsuit Richard A. Altman initiated on behalf of sculptor Forrest W. Myers, but held that Mr. Myers may be responsible for the work Mr. Altman performed towards an appeal before Mr. Myers substituted counsel and withdrew the appeal.