Court Revives Claim to Art

Panel concludes the law at issue doesn't infringe on foreign affairs doctrine.

, The National Law Journal


When Lilly Cassirer Neubauer escaped Germany in 1939, a Nazi appraiser demanded she surrender a painting from her collection. She did so, accepting the equivalent of $360 for the piece. Neubauer died in 1962 before discovering what happened to the painting. Her grandson discovered it in 2000 hanging in a museum in Spain. He sued to get it back.

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