It has taken decades for the victims of stolen cultural art objects to recover their belongings. In the Matter of Stettiner , the heirs sought to act on behalf of their relative and recover stolen artwork. Does the role of the New York State Courts cease upon the death of the rightful owner, or do the Courts have an obligation to protect the interests of the heirs as well? Do you agree or disagree with the role of the Courts in extending ownership to the heirs?
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