I for one would like to see this fully go the legal route.
This hobby is full of dishonesty, esp. in the German collecting field. The fakers have run rampant because they know no one is going to do anything, let alone try to prosecute. Just like stated above, many times, what lawyer is going to take a case involving SS / German relics? A lot will, because of the high value of these items.
I believe this time because of the value and because people are finally getting sick and tired of all the fake BS, this may go forward. I know one person who has three of these in their collection and the total was in the low five figures range. I don't know about most of you but if I found out I had been burned for that much money, someone would pay.
Between this subject, the Xray proving of helmet originality, and the high end SS fake camo helmet covers, it just sucks the life out of this faction of the military collecting field. When you have to be a scientist to know if your items are real, what fun is left in the hobby? None.