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May 10, 2001
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A court in Los Angeles ruled that the Austrian government must answer a lawsuit seeking the return of Nazi-looted artwork. Maria Altmann, 85, of Los Angeles, is claiming six paintings by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, worth an estimated $150 million, which were seized from Altmann’s uncle, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, in 1938 and later claimed by the Austrian government.

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