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ACCG Appellant Brief filed in Cyprus/China coin seizure

Initial Brief filed in Appellate Court seeks reversal of the Circuit Court dismissal in Baltimore.

By Wayne G. Sayles |
October 31, 2011

The Washington DC firm of Bailey & Ehrenberg, representing ACCG, filed an Appellant Brief on 10/31/11 in the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th District.   This action is the plaintiff's initial brief in a bid to overturn the earlier dismissal of ACCG's challenge in Federal Circuit Court at Baltimore of import restrictions on ancient coins from Cyprus and China.  The case under appeal was filed by ACCG in February 2010 in response to the seizure of Cypriot and Chinese coins intentionally imported by the guild for this purpose.

The 57-page brief, crafted by attorney Peter K. Tompa, takes issue with the lower court's ruling that it lacked reviewability and consequently dismissed the case.  The brief asks that the Appellate Court reverse the decision of the District Court and remand the matter for further proceedings.

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