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United States v. The Painting Known as "Le Marché"
United States v. The Painting Known as “Le Marché,” No. 1:06-cv-12994 (RJS) (S.D.N.Y. July 2, 2009), aff'd, United States v. The Painting Known as “Le Marché,” No. 10-300-cv (2d Cir. 2011).
In this civil
action, the United States sought recovery of a work of art stolen abroad and sold in the United States to a buyer who did not know it was stolen. Ruling on the parties’ cross-motions for
, the court held that the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act’s (CAFRA)
innocent owner defense
did not apply to forfeiture actions brought under U.S. customs laws. Accordingly . . . .
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