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Kamat v. Kurtha

Kamat v. Kurtha, No. 5-10618-KMW-THK (S.D.N.Y. filed Dec. 16, 2005).


In this federal case, a

good faith purchaser sought a declaration of title to a Souza painting based on the equitable doctrine of laches. He argued that the original owner’s claim to it was barred because he unreasonably delayed in asserting a claim after learning that the painting had been stolen from him.


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