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'Nazi-looted' posters to be auctioned - BBC News - December 20, 2012

A rare collection of turn-of-the-century posters by some of the biggest names in art are to go under the hammer in New York. The collection was amassed by a Jewish dentist from Germany but was seized by Nazi soldiers in 1938. Around a third of the posters - some 4,300 - have survived, and include works by Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch and Toulouse Lautrec. The lot is valued at almost $6m (£3.7m), with some estimates suggesting it could reach double that amount at auction. James Kelly reports.

Thousands of Rare Posters Stolen by Nazis to Be Auctioned - DNAinfo New York - December 19, 2012

LENOX HILL — Thousands of rare posters that were stolen by Nazis more than 70 years ago will be auctioned next month to benefit the family of the Jewish man who originally owned them.

Hamas Finance Case Can Proceed Against Arab Bank - The Jerusalem Post - September 13, 2012

US Judge rules that Jordan-based bank can be held liable for holding Hamas funds by US citizen wounded in 2008 Hamas fire.

Families of missionaries killed by Colombian rebels win legal round against Chiquita - CNN News - February 12, 2010

(CNN) -- Tania Julin remembers the deep gut pain she felt when she found out nearly three years ago that Chiquita Brands International had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Marxist rebel group in Colombia that had abducted and killed her missionary husband.

Chiquita Must Face U.S. Suit Over Colombian Terrorist Murders - Bloomberg Business Week - February 5, 2010

“We’re obviously gratified that the case will go forward,” Gary Osen, the lawyer for the missionaries’ families, said in an e-mail. “This is a significant victory for the victims’ families, but it’s only a first step towards accountability for Chiquita.”

Court Ups Compensation for Nazi Victims - AP Associated Press - July 22, 2009

A German appeals court has ordered greater compensation for the American heirs of a Jewish businessman forced to sell his company stock under the Nazis' "Aryanization" program -- a ruling that could set a precedent for dozens of others, their attorney said Wednesday.

Art for Art's Sake - New Jersey Law Journal - February 16, 2009

Cindy Schlanger is part of an exclusive cadre of lawyers: those who reclaim stolen artworks on behalf of their rightful owners. Schlanger, of the Osen firm in Oradell, helped score a breakthrough Tuesday in a dispute over a $6 million collection of German art posters stolen by the Gestapo in 1937.

Berlin Court Rules in Favor of Heir in Nazi-Looted Poster Suit - Bloomberg - February 10, 2009

A Berlin court ordered the Deutsches historisches Museum to return a poster looted by the Gestapo to Peter Sachs, the son of a dentist who was forced to flee Germany before World War II, paving the way for sachs to claim about 4,250 posters from his father's collect.

Murders May Lead to Damages Tailspin for Chiquita - Bloomberg - April 2, 2008

Chiquita Brands International Inc., owner of the namesake banana label, may be forced to pay more than $780 million, or $18.20 a share, if found complicit in the murders of five American missionaries by Marxist rebels a decade ago in Colombia.

Families Sue Chiquita in Deaths of 5 Men - The New York Times - March 17, 2008

Gary Osen, one of several lawyers for the plaintiffs, said his clients’ lawsuit—along with at least four others accusing Chiquita of complicity in killings carried out by rebel groups—would be brought under the civil provision of the anti-terrorism law.