Saturday, April 06, 2019
Join Us For A Webcast: Art and the Spoils of War Doctrine: Lessons From The Temple of Ishtar
Join us on April 9, 2018 for a live Continuing Legal Education webcast of the story of how the ownership of an Assyrian gold tablet excavated in 1913 from the Temple of Ishtar ended up before New York’s Court of Appeals. In an image-packed presentation, New York attorney Ray Dowd will narrate the exciting sequence of events leading to his successful retrieval of the tablet on behalf of Germany’s Pergamon Museum. Learn about how this landmark case affects lovers of art and antiquities in New York and beyond. Learn how Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War-era Lieber Code rejecting of the spoils of war doctrine shapes our law today. Attendees will obtain a refresher on the basics of conversion and replevin claims in the context of a unique chattel, as well as considering the application of the equitable doctrine of laches in the context of disputes arising from alleged wrongs that may have occurred decades or even centuries in the past.
New York Court of Appeals' decision in Matter of Flamenbaum, 22 NY3d 962 (2013).
Watch the October 15, 2013 argument at the Court of Appeals here.
Some coverage: Estate Failed to Prove Museum’s Laches on Claim to a 3,000 Year Old Archeological Artifact Missing Since WWII
New York’s highest court orders return of Assyrian gold tablet to Germany
For CLE credit sign up today here: https://www.celesq.com/news/item/art-and-the-spoils-of-war/6943
Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2018-2019) by Raymond J. Dowd
Partner in law firm Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City litigating in federal and state courts and arbitrations. Experienced trial and appellate practitioner. Author: Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters 2018-2019). The New York Law Journal called it "an indispensable guide". Board of Directors of the Fordham Law Alumni Association, former General Counsel & Director Federal Bar Association, FBA Chair of the Circuit VPs, ViP for Second Circuit. Member Board of Governors, National Arts Club. President, Network of Bar Leaders (2013-2014). Attorney advertising disclaimer - prior results do not guarantee success. The statements and opinions voiced here are my own and not of my law firm.