Missouri Attorney General Restrains Clayton Auction House

Chris Koster, Missouri attorney general | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Chris Koster | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office issued a restraining order against an auction house in Clayton that has been plagued recently by customer complaints over missed payments. The office filed a civil petition April 3 in St. Louis County Circuit Court that accuses Ivey-Selkirk Auctions and Appraisals of unfair business practices and making false promises in violation of Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act.

Ivey-Selkirk, a 184-year-old company that specializes in auctioning fine art, jewelry, and automobiles, ceased holding auctions this year as complaints of missed payments mounted. Koster is seeking to permanently prohibit Malcolm Ivey and Ivey-Selkirk from providing auction services in Missouri, civil penalties and reimbursement of the state’s costs for the investigation. It’s also seeking repayment for customers or the return of their items.

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