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Case Summary

Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art

Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95757 (C.D. Cal. 2007); aff’d in part, 578 F.3d 1016 (9th Cir. 2009); amended and remanded, 592 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2010); dismissed, 862 F.Supp. 2d 1044 (C.D. Cal. 2012); rev’d, 754 F.3d 712 (9th Cir. 2014); summary judgment for def., No. 07-cv-2866 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2016); aff'd, No. 16-56308 (9th Cir. July 30, 2018).

Précis
This decade-plus ownership case between Marei von Saher and the Norton Simon Museum over a Lucas Cranach diptych appropriated by the Nazis was dismissed three times by a California District Court, only to be reversed and remanded . . . .






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