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Sanchez v. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Sanchez v. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, No. 04-cv-1253 (JSR), (S.D.N.Y. 2004), (denying motion to transfer case to state court), sub nom. Sanchez v. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, No. 04-cv-1253 (JSR), (S.D.N.Y. 2005)

The heirs of a Colombian citizen made an ownership claim against a university museum for pre-Columbian gold artifacts formerly in their family’s collection.  The museum fought the claim and won a motion of

summary judgment based on the doctrine of laches.

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