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Art Advisors are Not Always FiduciariesLawsuit over Cady Noland "Log Cabin" Dismissed
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

The ongoing saga between Yves Bouvier and Dmitri Rybolovlev over Bouvier's sale to the Russian billionaire of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi (and a recent


Norton Simon Museum Prevails Against Von Saher Claim to Cranachs Looted by the Nazis
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

Just as it appeared that the first trial in years would begin next month on a claim of Nazi-looted art, the much publicized Von Saher case has come


Is Graffiti Ineligible for Copyright Protection Just Because the Act of Tagging is Illegal?
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

After reports of a settlement proved premature, designer Moschino S.p.A. And its creative director Jeremy Scott have moved for summary judgment on


Guelph Treasure Heirs Explain Why Case Belongs in U.S. Court
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

We filed yesterday the opposition to the motion to dismiss my clients’ claims over the 1935 forced sale of the Guelph Treasure, or Welfenschatz. The


Herzog Heirs’ Claims Against Hungary Survive Dismissal Under FSIA
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, Hungary
  • March 24 2016

The ongoing litigation between the heirs of Baron Mor Lipot Herzog and several state owned Hungarian museums has produced a new decision interpreting


Von Saher claims for Cranach paintings survive another motion to dismiss
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

The U.S. District Court in Los Angeles has denied yet another motion by the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to dismiss claims by Marei von Saher to


Sullivan & Worcester LLP obtains complete dismissal of $204 million claim against Artmentum GmbH
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2014

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed all claims against Swiss art consultancy Artmentum GmbH


Aircraft greenhouse gas emissions and EPA's endangerment finding
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2011

As a follow-up to our October 20, 2010 post entitled “Aviation Associations Denied Intervention into Environmental Lawsuit,” on July 5, 2011 the United States District Court for the District of Columbia refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to make an endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft.


Expanding jurisdiction and contracting claims: the Supreme Court declines to review the Cassirer and Von Saher cases
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2011

A pair of denials by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2011 for review of two art restitution cases renews the importance of earlier rulings by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1) applying the reach of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (the “FSIA”) to a foreign sovereign other than the one who unlawfully took works of art, and (2) confirming the defeat of California’s legislative efforts to extend the statute of limitations for wartime art restitution claims.


Strict privity requirement relaxed in New York: personal representative of estate may sue estate-planning attorney for negligence
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2010

In Estate of Schneider v. Finmann, 2010 NY Slip Op. 05281 (June 17, 2010), the Court of Appeals of New York relaxed its doctrine of strict privity, which holds that neither an estate nor its beneficiaries may maintain an action for malpractice against an attorney who advised a decedent regarding his estate plan.