Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Solomon does not offer any credible argument undermining the district court's finding that he had constructive notice of the sale."

A couple of years ago, I wrote a column in the Journal of Art Crime on a lawsuit involving a stolen Norman Rockwell painting that found its way into Steven Spielberg's collection.  The plaintiff in the case, the original theft victim, lost on statute of limitations grounds because he should have discovered (and, in fact, may actually have discovered) that the painting was found all the way back in 1989.  The Ninth Circuit has now affirmed.