Heirs Urge 9th Circ. To Revive Claims Over Nazi-Looted Art

Law360, Los Angeles (August 22, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday wrestled with two high-profile cases that pit the claims of heirs of Holocaust victims seeking to recover priceless works of art from prestigious museums against legal rules intended to shield U.S. foreign policy from judicial or legislative intrusion.

In one of the cases, the daughter-in-law of a Jewish art collector said a trial judge who dismissed her common-law claims related to two paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder incorrectly found that they were preempted under the foreign affairs doctrine because the...
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