Kramer Levin Pulls Off Summary Judgment Against the Government in Million-Dollar Coin Hoard Case

The government contended that ten 1933 gold "double eagle" coins were stolen from the U.S. Mint back in the 1930s by an ancestor of Kramer Levin's clients. But Kramer partner Barry Berke convinced a Philadelphia federal judge that the U.S. violated his clients' constitutional rights when it refused to return the coins to them. Now the government has to prove the coins were stolen--and if it can't, Berke's clients will have a cache of coins worth millions of dollars.

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