Thursday 14 October 2010

More time to sue gives laid-lack Californians more muscle

Gov. Schwartzenegger: from
steroids to statutes
A new California law that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into effect two weeks ago makes it easier for owners whose art has been stolen to have their day in court if the works subsequently turn up in the hands of a museum, gallery or art dealer. It's not a radical piece of innovative draftsmanship, though: it's an adjustment to the local statute of limitations, giving art owners a more generous six years within which to sue for recovery, starting from when the owner discovers where his work is, in place of the previous three years.

Source: LA Times, 2 October 2010,

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