Tag Archives: laches

After Seven Years, Second Circuit Denies Claim to Stolen Art by Heirs of Holocaust Victim

Cases about Nazi-era stolen artwork can present some of the more complicated issues.   Stemming from cross border theft, these disputes often include difficulties regarding venue, complex factual scenarios, the sovereign decisions of foreign governments, and other issues of public and private international law.  But although these issues and more were present in a recent case … Continue Reading

Live to Ride

A new case, involving an artist’s accusation that Harley-Davidson Inc. has infringed two copyrights, will now delve into the complex relationship between the affirmative defense of laches and the Copyright Act’s statute of limitations.  The decision (available here), by Judge Adelman of the United States District Court for the District of Wisconsin provides the setting. Laches … Continue Reading