In an action against a museum seeking the return of paintings believed to have been looted by Nazis, dismissal of the complaint is reversed and remanded where: 1) Cal. Civ. Proc. Code section 354.3, which extends the statute of limitations until 2010 for actions for the recovery of Holocaust-era art, infringes on the national government's exclusive foreign affairs powers; but 2) it was possible that plaintiff may be able to bring her action within the three-year statute of limitations set forth in Cal. Civ. Proc. Code section 338.
Argued and Submitted December 8, 2008
Filed August 19, 2009
Opinion by Judge Thompson
Dissent by Judge Pregerson