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Court: Holocaust survivor can sue for painting

LOS ANGELES, 2009 — An elderly Holocaust survivor from San Diego can continue his legal battle against a Spanish museum to reclaim a valuable painting he says was taken from his grandmother by the Nazis, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that 88-year-old Claude Cassirer’s case against the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid and the Spanish government can go forward.

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