The US Government has paid the Saint Louis Art Museum's lawyers $425,000 in legal fees after the government lost its effort to seek the forfeiture of the Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask.
Hopefully, the DOJ will now think twice before pressing another dubious, stale claim on behalf of a military dictatorship. And let's also hope that this award stiffens the resolve of museum directors everywhere to fight questionable, stale claims to important pieces in their collections.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Feds Pay SLAM $425,000 in Legal Fees for Defense of Forfeiture Action
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 7:53 AM
Labels: Egypt, Egyptian MOU, Museums, Repatriation
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