Jury rules against developer in NY's 5 Pointz graffiti trial

The ruling handed down in favor of street artists may change how real estate developers handle art nationwide

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In an unprecedented decision, jurors in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday ruled largely in favor of more than 20 artists who accused developer Jerry Wolkoff of violating the national Visual Artists Rights Act when he painted over their graffiti on his Long Island City, Queens, building in 2013.