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Wach v. Byrne, Goldenberg & Hamilton, PLLC

Wach v. Byrne, Goldenberg & Hamilton, PLLC, No. 11-01792 (D.D.C. 2012).

In this case – which has ramifications for all attorneys who represent claimants in WWII-era restitution cases -- a Swiss citizen claiming entitlement to a portion of the settlement in the Schoeps v. Museum of Modern Art case sued the law firm that negotiated it. The law firm claimed, however, that the plaintiff was not an heir for purposes of settlement distribution. . . .

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