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Philipp v. F.R.G.

In 1935, Germany’s Nazi government strong-armed Jewish art dealers into surrendering the Welfenschatz, a large collection of medieval relics and devotional art. Can the heirs of those art dealers bring suit in America to recover the art (conservatively valued at $250,000,000). D.C. Circuit: They can’t sue Germany itself, but they can sue the museum that houses the art.


Tags: 2018, D.C. Circuit, International Law, Jurisdiction

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