KarstadtQuelle drops claims against Jewish heirs

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1 December 2005, ESSEN, GERMANY - German retail group KarstadtQuelle dropped Thursday three lawsuits against a Jewish family, narrowing its long-running dispute with the Wertheim heirs over who is the rightful owner of some of central Berlin's prime land.

1 December 2005

ESSEN, GERMANY - German retail group KarstadtQuelle dropped Thursday three lawsuits against a Jewish family, narrowing its long-running dispute with the Wertheim heirs over who is the rightful owner of some of central Berlin's prime land.

The dispute involves seven valuable plots. Joerg Howe, a spokesman for the mail-order and department store group, said at its offices in Essen that three cases would be withdrawn.

They involve sites on Leipziger Platz where the prewar Wertheim department store stood as well as in the streets Rosenthaler Strasse and Schiffbauer Damm. The Jewish Claims Conference, representing the heirs, had called on the company to give up its claims.

DPA

Subject: German news

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