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Peru v. Yale University

Republic of Peru v. Yale University, No. 1:08-cv-02109 (D. D.C. July 30, 2009), transferring case to Connecticut; Republic of Peru v. Yale University, No. 3:09-cv-01332 (D. Conn. Oct. 9, 2009); settlement agreement, No. 3:09-cv-01332 (D. Conn. Dec. 23, 2010).  

This case stems from a long-running dispute between the government of Peru and Yale University over the return of Inca artifacts from Machu Picchu, and nearby areas, excavated by Yale archaeologists between 1912 and 1915. In 2007, the parties agreed to explore an agreement whereby Yale would transfer legal title to all of the artifacts to Peru, but retain possession of some of them. The agreement fell through in 2008. Peru then filed suit in federal court. On November 23, 2010 the parties . . . .

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