Hobby Lobby Will Forfeit Iraqi Artifacts In Deal With Feds
Law360, New York (July 5, 2017, 8:31 PM EDT) -- Hobby Lobby will pay $3 million and surrender thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts after federal authorities concluded that the Christian retailer's effort to build a collection of biblical antiquities ran afoul of customs laws, the parties announced Wednesday.
Prosecutors in Brooklyn said about 450 clay tablets and 3,000 clay balls known as bullae that were imprinted with seals had been shipped to Hobby Lobby in Oklahoma by dealers in the United Arab Emirates and Israel who lied about their origins and value. The tablets, which bear an ancient Mesopotamian script called cuneiform, were labeled "tiles" and shipped to different addresses in...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!