Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America v. J. Paul Getty Museum
Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America v. J. Paul Getty Museum, No. BC438824 (Cal. Super. Ct. Oct. 19, 2012), stayed; settled in Sept. 2015.
At issue in this case was the timeliness of an action brought in 2010 by the Armenian Apostolic Church of America to force the J. Paul Getty Museum to relinquish eight pages that were removed from a sacred manuscript more than sixty years earlier in Europe. The Church contended that that its claim against the Getty was timely under the “actual discovery” provision of California’s Code of Civil Procedure §338(c) because it did not learn that the Getty possessed the pages until 2007. The Getty argued, however...