11 September 2019: Ruling of the French Cour de Cassation re Toll vs Bauer

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To read the ruling of the Cour de Cassation denying the appellants' request for the case to be referred to the French Constitutional Court, click here. The case is thatof the Pissarro painting La Cueillette des pois looted from Simon Bauer, a French collector, in 1943 and sold by Christie's New York to an American couple in 1995. The Paris Court of Appeal had previously ruled that the painting must be returned to the Bauer heirs under the terms of a 1945 law which states that title to a looted work cannot pass.

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