Osen LLC in the News

“'Nazi-looted' posters to be auctioned”
BBC News - December 20, 2012

A rare collection of turn-of-the-century posters by some of the biggest names in art are to go under the hammer in New York. The collection was amassed by a Jewish dentist from Germany but was seized by Nazi soldiers in 1938. Around a third of the posters - some 4,300 - have survived, and include works by Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch and Toulouse Lautrec. The lot is valued at almost $6m (£3.7m), with some estimates suggesting it could reach double that amount at auction. James Kelly reports.

“Thousands of Rare Posters Stolen by Nazis to Be Auctioned”
DNAinfo New York - December 19, 2012

LENOX HILL — Thousands of rare posters that were stolen by Nazis more than 70 years ago will be auctioned next month to benefit the family of the Jewish man who originally owned them.

“Hamas Finance Case Can Proceed Against Arab Bank”
The Jerusalem Post - September 13, 2012

US Judge rules that Jordan-based bank can be held liable for holding Hamas funds by US citizen wounded in 2008 Hamas fire.

“Families of missionaries killed by Colombian rebels win legal round against Chiquita”
CNN News - February 12, 2010

(CNN) -- Tania Julin remembers the deep gut pain she felt when she found out nearly three years ago that Chiquita Brands International had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Marxist rebel group in Colombia that had abducted and killed her missionary husband.

“Chiquita Must Face U.S. Suit Over Colombian Terrorist Murders”
Bloomberg Business Week - February 5, 2010

“We’re obviously gratified that the case will go forward,” Gary Osen, the lawyer for the missionaries’ families, said in an e-mail. “This is a significant victory for the victims’ families, but it’s only a first step towards accountability for Chiquita.”

“Murders May Lead to Damages Tailspin for Chiquita”
Bloomberg - April 2, 2008

Chiquita Brands International Inc., owner of the namesake banana label, may be forced to pay more than $780 million, or $18.20 a share, if found complicit in the murders of five American missionaries by Marxist rebels a decade ago in Colombia.

“Families Sue Chiquita in Deaths of 5 Men”
The New York Times - March 17, 2008

Gary Osen, one of several lawyers for the plaintiffs, said his clients’ lawsuit—along with at least four others accusing Chiquita of complicity in killings carried out by rebel groups—would be brought under the civil provision of the anti-terrorism law.

“Verdict unsealed Monday in Muslim charity terror–funding trial”
Dallas Morning News - October 21, 2007

Gary Osen, a New Jersey lawyer who has sued banks he believes handle money for terrorist groups including al-Qaida, said the Holy Land case was more important in the war on terror than cases that got more attention, such as that of failed shoe bomber Richard Reid.

“Cutting Off Terror’s Money Supply”
The New York Times - August 17, 2007

News this week that the Bush administration is on the verge of adding the Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran to its ever-expanding list of foreign terrorist organizations—the count stands at 42 undesirables, headlined by Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas—was not exactly music to the ears of Gary M. Osen, a lawyer on a personal and professional campaign to sue banks that he believes bankroll terrorist activities.

“SEC's effort to track ties to terrorism ruffles feathers”
Investment News - July 23, 2007

Meanwhile, at least one lawyer feels the SEC has not gone far enough in its efforts to inform investors whether their retirement savings are indirectly subsidizing terrorism or genocide. "I am not convinced that the SEC list moved the ball very far," said Gary M. Osen of Osen & Associate LLC in Oradell, N.J. "It is hard to escape the fact that it is a rather limited sample."

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