U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Herrick Client Marei von Saher
On January 20, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Norton Simon Museum of Art's petition for certiorari in 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. The petition sought review of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated Ms. Von Saher's case. Herrick Art Law Group co-chair Lawrence M. Kaye's comments on the decision were featured in a number of publications, including The Art Newspaper, Associated Press and the Pasadena Star-News. In the latter article, Mr. Kaye stated "our client is extremely happy that the court did not see fit to hear this appeal," while noting that Ms. von Saher "looks forward to presenting her case and finally getting a fair and just resolution."