Orkin v. Taylor

Petition for Writ of Certiorari


Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case against actress Elizabeth Taylor concerning the ownership of a Van Gogh painting, originally owned by the clients' great-grandmother in Berlin in 1906. The painting was appropriated during the Nazi era, after the owner fled Germany in 1936. Purchased by Taylor in 1968, her ownership was challenged in 2001 because of many questions about its provenance. The trial court and the Ninth Circuit dismissed the action without a hearing on the grounds of the statute of limitations, and the clients sought review in the U.S. Supreme Court, which however denied the writ.

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Reference Info:Federal, U.S. Supreme Court | United States

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