Law and Luxury 101
Property Class shows us the case of the Stolen Dürer in
Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar v. Elicofon
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1981
RULE: Nemo dat-
The American Soldier who stole the painting from its castle hiding place in 1945 could not transfer good title to the defendant, Mr. Elicofon, when said defendant bought the Dürer in 1946. One cannot give that which one does not have. Painting returned to the Museum from whence it came.
Law and Luxury Lesson:
Never fear, Art Law is here.