A mystery surrounding wine bottles that may or may not have belonged to Thomas Jefferson is the topic of Stephen M. Harnik's latest contribution to Anwalt Aktuell, the Austrian lawyers' magazine. Billionaire industrialist turned wine collector Bill Koch bought four of the suspicious bottles in 1988. When he later discovered that the bottles’ authenticity was questionable, he brought several lawsuits. One of these actions, against auction house Christie's was dismissed because the court found that the applicable statute of limitations had run. Koch’s appeal was heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals on May 2, 2012. The story has garnered much attention and several books. Stephen’s favorite is The Billionaire’s Vinegar, The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace (2008); He also recommends The Jefferson Bottles by Patrick Radden Keefe in the New Yorker Magazine (Sept. 3, 2007).