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Mac’Avoy v. Smithsonian Inst.

Mac’Avoy v. Smithsonian Inst., 757 F. Supp. 60 (D.D.C. 1991). 



The Plaintiff Mac'Avoy claimed title to the works by Romaine Brooks in the National Gallery of Fine Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. (Smithsonian).  As the Smithsonian is governed by administrative law, Mac'Avoy's only possible claim, under the Federal Tort Claims Act, was time-barred.


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