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Herzog Heirs’ Claims Against Hungary Survive Dismissal Under FSIA

Expropriation Exception Saves Case, But District Court Holds Commercial Activity Exception Does Not Apply, Claims to Two of the Paintings at Issue are Dismissed as Well - The ongoing litigation between the heirs of Baron...more

Germany Relents on Nazi-Looted Art Advisory Commission Jewish Membership

Barely a week ago German Minister of Culture Monika Grütters was dismissively rejecting any changes to the Advisory Commission that issues recommendations on claims of Nazi-looted art in German museums. Today, in a classic...more

Germany Keeps Digging—Explanation for Excluding Jewish Member from Nazi-looted Art Advisory Commission is Worse than Before

Last week Germany’s Minister of Culture Monika Grütters made the astonishing statement that the Advisory Commission that issues recommendations for questions of allegedly Nazi-looted art in German museums would not be revised...more

Live from the Oscars! German Cultural Ministry Disparages Possible Inclusion of Jewish Member on Advisory Commission

The New York Times reports today that Germany will pay for “at least” one more year of the Gurlitt Task Force, which recently concluded its initial term of appointment amidst criticism of the German government’s handling of...more

Recent Enforcement Shows the Importance of Encrypting Mobile Devices Containing Protected Health Information

With headlines every day announcing another release of Protected Health Information (PHI), providers are asking themselves – is there a way to protect against these breaches? Beyond improving the security of large...more

Blog: What States Should Know About Knowing Receipt

Who can be sued? Knowing Receipt is an “equitable claim” for personal relief against a recipient of tainted assets. It is often deployed in circumstances of bribery and corruption, particularly in claims to recover stolen...more

Did You Do Enough to Protect Your Trade Secrets?

On January 21, 2014, Mozaffar Khazaee, a naturalized American who maintained dual citizenship with his native Iran, was indicted in Connecticut on two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, which carries with...more

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