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In re Peters

In the Matter of Ellen Ash Peters, as Executrix of Maria Ash, Deceased, v. Sotheby’s, 24 A.D. 3d 29, (App. Div. 1st Dept. Sept. 14, 2006).

At issue in this 1996 New York State case was whether an auction house could be ordered by the court to reveal the identity of a good-faith purchaser of a painting that allegedly had been converted and sold decades earlier during World War II. The auction house objected and raised the affirmative defenses of the statute of limitations and laches. . .

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