Turkey’s Quest for the Stargazer: Part 2
The Art Law Podcast released "Turkey's Quest for the Stargazer: Part 2" with Herrick’s Victor Rocco about the firm’s representation of the Republic of Turkey in litigation brought by Turkey to possess a millennia-old Anatolian marble statue (the Stargazer) owned by Michael Steinhardt and sold by him through Christie’s. The case was tried to the court without a jury and the court returned a verdict against Turkey, finding that the Republic failed to prove its claim of ownership. Alternatively, the trial court concluded that, had Turkey proven its ownership, the Republic would have been barred from recovering the Idol on the basis of the equitable defense of laches.
Turkey is challenging both determinations on appeal.
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