by Bob Bernstein, Esq.
We’ve had some really interesting cases over the years. Recently. aside from the Lemington $5.75 million verdict we won this Winter, we just won another interim victory in a wild case about a 1960 Corvette. The case concerns a collectible 1960 Corvette that is one of three raced at the 24 hours at LeMans by Briggs Cunningham. We represent the owners of the car, who got the rights from his father’s estate. He believes it was stolen from his father many years ago. It surfaced last year, after a collector claims that he bought it in Florida. It was shown briefly last August at the Corvette show in Carlisle, Pa. That’s when our client heard of the reappearance of the car. We sued in Federal Court in Harrisburg, seeking a turnover of the vehicle. The Court issued an injunction to keep the car safe while the litigation continued (which it does). Most recently, the defendant moved for Summary Judgment on the basis that he bought the car from someone he claimed was rightfully in possession and title. The Judge denied the Motion and the case moves on toward trial. Here are a couple of links to articles about the case. It remains one of the more interesting cases we’ve had the pleasure to be involved in.