Insurer's Feud Over Found Renoir Art Attracts Foes' Claims

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal court on Monday opened the door for others to join an Allianz SE insurer in a tug-of-war over a Renoir painting pilfered from a Baltimore museum in the 1950s and found again by an unsuspecting woman who paid less than $7 for it at a flea market.

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema set a 21-day deadline for court filings from all those claiming ownership of the small, unsigned 1879 oil painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a French artist who helped found the Impressionist movement. ...
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