Andrew Orkin et al v. Elizabeth Taylor (Van Gogh case): Orkin family statement concerning today's refusal of Supreme Court of the US to hear appeal

    WASHINGTON and TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Our family is very proud to have
brought this Holocaust-related art claim concerning a van Gogh lost by our
great grandmother in Nazi-era Berlin, and taken it to the Supreme Court of the
US. We anticipated from the outset it would be a long and tough case, and were
not mistaken. Our claim, like thousands of others in recent years, was
prompted by the US 1998 Holocaust Victims Redress Act and related US laws,
which were premised on the necessary setting-aside of common-garden statutes
of limitations. The knee-jerk application by the courts of statutes of
limitation to prevent us from ever presenting our evidence in court does not
disprove the fundamental legitimacy of our claim against Ms Taylor. We have
now established -- at least in California and with respect to Ms Taylor --
that these Holocaust "redress" laws were an empty promise. We look forward to
a day when the fruits of genocide-related "thefticide" are restored to their
rightful owners without the unjust application of technical defences, and
believe we have contributed to this ultimate goal.

For further information:

For further information: Andrew Orkin, (905) 537-2553

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