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Mixed decision on Hungarian looted art lawsuits
Jewish collector's heirs can proceed with suit against Hungary for art seized in Holocaust
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' A U.S. judge has ruled that the heirs of a Jewish art collector can proceed with a lawsuit against Hungary seeking the return of art seized during the Holocaust that is worth more than $100 million.

But the judge threw out an older lawsuit by other heirs, as Hungary requested.

The collection of Baron Mor Lipot Herzog included paintings by Renaissance artist El Greco and Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbaran.

Hungary had argued that the newer 2010 suit by some of Herzog's heirs in Washington should be dismissed because compensation for the 44 artworks was covered by a 1973 claims agreement between Hungary and the United States.

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