"Stolen" Ferrari Saga Heads for Court
|Written by John Draneas|
|Thursday, 31 December 2009 16:00|
Police return Hallingby's seized Ferrari; he files a $5 million lawsuit against magazines whose advertisements described it as stolen
The December 2008 "Legal Files" reported that 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet s/n 0799GT was seized by the Connecticut State Police from the garage of noted car collector and long-time SCMer Barney Hallingby. On October 2, 2009, the Connecticut Superior Court of Littlefield County ordered the Ferrari be returned to Hallingby, described in the order as the car's "rightful owner."
Hallingby, angered by the entire affair, has filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that he was defamed by Ferrari Market Letter (Roush Publications, Inc. and its publisher, Gerald L. Roush) and by Cavallino magazine (Cavallino, Inc. and its publisher, John W. Barnes Jr.). The suit seeks damages of at least $5 million.