A divided 2nd Circuit has dismissed the last remaining class action for Holocaust-era claims against the Austrian government, setting the stage for the release of $210 million in compensation negotiated in the waning days of the Clinton administration. The majority ordered the dismissal under the political question doctrine of claims against governmental entities brought by a group of Austrian Jews whose property had been seized by the Nazis during World War II.
Ruling Clears Way for Payment of Austrian Holocaust Claims
New York Law Journal
November 29, 2005