Carrington Coleman Attorneys Share Insights on Art Repatriation Ruling with Law360

Carrington Coleman art law partner Andrea Perez and intellectual property associate Josh Sherman wrote about the chilling message the January U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling sent to families seeking the repatriation of Nazi-stolen works of art in a recent Law360 Expert Analysis article.

The court ruled that a Spanish museum did not need to return a Camille Pissarro painting looted from a Jewish family in the 1930s, serves as the  the “latest example of the complexity and murkiness.” of art repatriation cases from World War II.

“Eighty years on, we should advocate for a better, clearer and more predictable means of resolving these important disputes to ensure fair repatriation of treasured heirlooms to Jewish families. The ruling for Spain’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, and the see-sawing choice-of-law analysis, will be used against other Jewish families seeking return of their property, risking yet another wrong result,” they wrote.

The full article is titled: “9th Circ. Nazi Art Theft Ruling is Bad for Repatriation Cases.”

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