High Court Won't Take Up Picasso Painting Ownership Case

Law360 (March 2, 2020, 8:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a case disputing who should own a Pablo Picasso painting that a Jewish industrialist sold to raise money to escape Nazi persecution, leaving intact a Second Circuit ruling that the Metropolitan Museum of Art can keep the piece.

The high court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari lodged by Laurel Zuckerman, the great-grandniece of the painting's original owners, Paul and Alice Leffmann. Zuckerman had asked the justices to reverse the circuit court's ruling that she filed her $100 million suit too late.

A three-judge Second Circuit panel found in June...

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