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Meyer v. University of Oklahoma

Meyer v. University of Oklahoma, No. 13-cv-3128, slip op. (S.D.N.Y. May 14, 2014); remanded, sub nom. No. 14-2044, slip op. (2d Cir. March 12, 2015); transferred by No. 13-cv-3128, slip op. (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 7, 2015).

Précis
This federal case filed in New York by Léone Meyer, the daughter of a wealthy Parisian art collector, for the return of a Pissarro painting looted from her family by the Nazis and later donated to the University of Oklahoma, raised issues about the precedential value of decades-old foreign court rulings and the potential liability of professional museum associations if member institutions fail to follow association guidelines for addressing World War II er a looted art.






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