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Case Law Corner Updates

Keeping track of lawsuits involving artworks, cultural property, artists' estates, galleries, etc. Find the archives: 2019 | 2018 Last updated: Feb. 3, 2020. From the February 2020 Newsletter United States Philipp et al. v. Federal Republic of Germany et al., 894 F.3d 406 (D. D.C. 2018). The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed its decision on whether to hear an appeal brought by German state museums regarding the proper ownership of the Guelph Treasure, which is estimated to be worth at least €200 million. The treasure is claimed by the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers in Germany, who transferred the works in 1935 to a Nazi-controlled bank for a fract

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