Barnes Foundation lawyers say no grounds for new hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Barnes Foundation is telling a judge that there are no grounds to reopen hearings in the contentious case.
The multibillion-dollar art collection is scheduled to relocate near the Philadelphia Museum of Art next year from its longtime home in suburban Merion.
Opponents of the move are asking a Montgomery County judge to hold new hearings. They say the judge didn’t have all the evidence when he approved the Barnes’ move in 2006.
The Barnes Foundation says the opponents have no legal standing in the case, and the judge already rejected all of their arguments five years ago.
Now the people who want to keep the Barnes in Merion have a few weeks to file a response before the judge makes his decision on whether to hold new hearings.
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