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Toren amends complaint against Bavaria over Liebermann seized from Gurlitt, spotlights task force recommendation of restitution in support of bailment theory
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • October 27 2014

Two weeks ago, the Federal Republic of Germany and Bavaria moved to dismiss the restitution claims brought by David Toren over ownership of Two


Bavaria and Germany move to dismiss Gurlitt litigation, but raise questions about why they are resisting a lawsuit over painting that task force recommended they restitute to David Toren
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • October 10 2014

To date, only one lawsuit has been filed in the United States related to the seizure from Cornelius Gurlitt's apartment of some 1,280 works of art, a


Bavarian State Paintings Collection in the news again, may face claims from Eva Braun heirs
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • July 2 2014

Quite by coincidence, two stories we have covered in the last few days have centered around the claims by the heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn Bartholdy


Germany itself exhibited in the United States dozens of works from Hildebrandt Gurlitt in 1956
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • February 21 2014

There have been occasional references during the Gurlitt affair to the possiblity that some of the paintings seized from Hildebrand Gurlitt's


“Gurlitt facts” website posted as part of public relations offensive, arguments strain credulity
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • February 18 2014

Cornelius Gurlitt's legal team has posted a new website called "Gurlitt Info" in similar (but not identical) German and English versions that is so


327 Gurlitt collection works now known; time for claims in the United States?
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • December 6 2013

The coordination office in Magdeburg continues to post details about works of art seized from Cornelius Gurlitt in Schwabing, with a total of 327


Peer to peer (P2P) legislation
  • Abril Abogados
  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example


Breakthrough? Gurlitt signs agreement with Germany for continued research and commits to return of art
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • April 7 2014

On the heels of last night’s “60 Minutes” treatment of the Gurlitt saga (which featured Willi Korte and Ingeborg Berggreen-Merkel, two participants at


German DPAs publish further guidance on the use of personal data for advertising purposes
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • January 2 2014

On December 10, 2013, a German data protection working group on advertising and address trading published new guidelines on the collection


Gurlitt Task Force issues fourth restitution recommendation in 14 months
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • April 6 2015

Shortly after reports that two of the objects found in Cornelius Gurlitt's possession in 2012 would "be restituted "soon" to the families from which