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De Csepel v. Hungary

De Csepel v. Hungary, No. 10-cv-1261 (D.D.C. 2011); aff'd in part and rev'd in part, No. 11-7096 (D.C. Cir. 2013); motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part, No. 10-cv-1261 (D.D.C. 2016); aff'd in part and rev'd in part, No. 16-7042 (D.C. Cir. June 20, 2017).

As part of a longstanding battle over art lost during Hungary’s Nazi then Communist past, heirs of a Hungarian-Jewish art collector brought a U.S. court action for the return of art objects, once owned by their family, which are now in the collections of Hungarian-controlled cultural institutions. Hungary opposed the suit, arguing that it has

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