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Case Summary

Philipp v. Germany (Guelph Treasure)

Philipp v. Germany, 248 F. Supp. 3d 59 (D.D.C. Mar. 31, 2017); stayed, 253 F. Supp. 3d 84 (D.D.C. May 18, 2017); aff’d in part and remanded, No. 17-7064 (D.C. Cir. July 10, 2018).

This ongoing federal case in Washington, D.C. involves a lawsuit against the German government and the state-run Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation for the return of the “Guelph Treasure,” a collection of 42 medieval Christian relics, allegedly sold under duress by its German-Jewish owners in the 1930's...

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