Wednesday, March 29, 2023

9th Circuit Sets Aside Prior Nazi Theft Decision

This past September I blogged about a an interesting international law case in which Claude Cassirer sued Spain and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, located in Madrid, in 2005 to recover a Camille Pissarro impressionist painting. This week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco set aside the September ruling by three of its judges who said that Spain, which acquired the painting in 1993, can be sued even though the work was stolen by Germany. The case will be reheard by a larger panel of judges, the court said, without giving a reason for the decision. Via Artinfo.


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