Factory 12 Event Loft cancels Sunday auction over irregularities

The Factory 12 Event Loft, 1235 Jackson St., has canceled a contract with a New Jersey auction firm after legal concerns arose over whether the organizers were complying with Indiana auction laws.

Many Columbus residents received a direct-mail flyer stating an auction was scheduled Sunday at Factory 12, with the event touted to include valuable assets available for sale due to a family dispute. But the event has been canceled for violation of the contract, said Caleb Blackerby, who manages the event center.

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