Norton Simon Fails to Stop Lawsuit over Nazi-Looted ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’
On April 2, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California denied the Norton Simon Museum's motion to dismiss Marei von Saher vs. Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, et al., a long-running dispute between the museum and Herrick client Marei von Saher, over ownership of the Nazi-looted artworks 'Adam' and 'Eve' by Lucas Cranach the Elder. "It's a very strong statement that echoes the strong statement of the 9th Circuit that Mrs. Von Saher is entitled to her day in court and entitled to a resolution on [her claim's] merits," Herrick Art Law Group co-chair Lawrence M. Kaye told The Los Angeles Times. Additional coverage on the ruling appeared in other publications, including Reuters, ARTnews and The Art Newspaper.