Osen LLC in the News

“AP Interview: Posters seized by Nazis being sold”
Yahoo News - January 17, 2013

AP Interview: Posters seized by Nazis being sold. By David Rising/Associated Press 1.17.2013

“Back on the Market”
Eye Magazine - January 13, 2013

Eye Magazine - A sale of 1250 prewar posters from Dr Hans Sachs's legendary collection will take place in New York on 18, 19 and 20 January 2013, writes Graham Twemlow. The Guernsey's auction catalogue states that "...many of the posters in the collection are believed to be the sole surviving examples of those particular images."

“After Lengthy Legal Fight, Nazi-Looted Poster Trove to be Sold at Guernsey's”
Gallerist New York - January 10, 2013

Galleristny.com by Zoe Lescaze: Though there have been a number of drawn-out legal battles over Nazi-looted art in recent years, few have been as involved as the saga of the enormous Hans Sachs poster collection. From the lowest German court to the highest, Peter Sachs pursued the return of his father's 4,344 surviving posters, which were being held by the German Historical Museum in Berlin.

“'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”
San Diego Source - 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.

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