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Legal battle erupts over Panzer tank from Littlefield collection

Original post made on Sep 18, 2014

A Seattle company led by Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in in a dispute over ownership of a German World War II-era tank. A Panzer IV, built in 1944, was offered in a July 2014 auction of some of the military vehicles owned by the late Jacques Littlefield of Los Trancos Woods.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Legal Eagle
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Sep 18, 2014 at 6:04 am

(a.k.a Tanks vs. No Tanks)

Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

And the people involved are supposed to be adults?

This sounds more like something one would encounter on an elementary school playground.

Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

These are billionaires with million dollar toys, not normal adults

Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 19, 2014 at 6:33 am

SteveC is a registered user.

Yes, a school yard fight. Really, grow up.

Posted by Unfortunate
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

Not really a schoolyard fight, so much as it appears to be breach of contract. If the Warbirds Foundation truly has all the documentation listed, then either Auctions America screwed up, or Collings had a change of heart/received a larger offer after the contract had already been signed with Warbirds.

Posted by Remember WW II
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Please remember that history will repeat itself. The point in this rare tank is to remember all those who died in Would War II. My hope is they did not die in vain if we prevent that from ever happening again. Our generation has not suffered the way people did in World War II. Please respect everyone's right to their own opinion in a free country

Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

@Remember WW II -- HUH?

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