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United States v. Cooperman

United States v. Cooperman, No. 2:98-cr-01184 (ER), (C.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2001).

In 1992, Steven G. Cooperman claimed that two paintings, Pablo Picasso’s “Nude Before a Mirror” and Claude Monet’s “The Customs Officer’s Cabin at Pourville,” had been stolen from his Los Angeles home under suspicious circumstances. Cooperman’s insurance policy for the paintings valued them at $12.5 million. When Cooperman’s insurer initially refused to pay, Cooperman sued and . . . .

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