The Norton Simon Museum has run out of appeals on its attempt to stop the lawsuit of Marei Von Saher over their Cranach, Adam and Eve paintings which were once owned by von Saher’s father Jacques Goudstikker:
Federal courts twice dismissed her suits on various grounds, including that they conflicted with U.S. policy leaving it up to the countries the art was turned over to to determine who should have it. Last year, however, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the suit involved a dispute “between private parties” and the policy did not apply.
That prompted the Norton Simon to appeal to the Supreme Court.
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