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Stroganoff-Scherbatoff v. Weldon

Stroganoff-Scherbatoff v. Weldon, 420 F. Supp. 18 (S.D.N.Y. 1976). 


George Stroganoff-Scherbatoff, an heir to a Russian aristocratic family, sought the restitution of works of art nationalized by the Soviet government in the 1920s. The New York district court found that the Act of State Doctrine barred his conversion claims against the works’ current owners.

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