Saturday, July 16, 2016
ACCG files Motion for Summary Judgment
My law firm has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of the ACCG in its long running case against the government. The motion asks for the return of its Cypriot and Chinese coins because the ACCG has rebutted the government's case for forfeiture with expert testimony. The expert testimony of Douglas Mudd shows that it is more probable than not that the coins were outside of either Cyprus or China before restrictions were imposed. The expert testimony of Michael McCullough, Esq. demonstrates that the Cypriot coins were legally exported from the UK which under EU law binding on Cyprus satisfies US law. Alternatively, the Guild seeks the return of the coins because the government has not met its own burden of proof to forfeit the Guild's coins. Under Court rules, the government's response and cross-motion for summary judgment is due August 1st.
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 4:38 AM
Labels: ACCG, ancient coins, China MOU, Cyprus MOU, Import Restrictions
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