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500 F2d 1221 Meredith Corporation v. Harper & Row Publishers Inc

500 F.2d 1221

182 U.S.P.Q. 577

MEREDITH CORPORATION, an Iowa corporation, Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, INC., et al.,
Defendants-Appellees, Brian Sutton-Smith, an
Individual, and Prentice-Hall, Inc., a
Delaware corporation,
Additional
Defendants
on
Counterclaim-Appellants.

No. 1228, Docket 74-1726.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued June 26, 1974.
Decided July 8, 1974.

Marshall C. Berger, New York, City (Hahn, Hessen, Margolis & Ryan, New York City, Molinare, Allegretti, Newitt & Witcoff, Chicago, Ill., William J. Daly, Jr., New York City, George B. Newitt, George P. McAndrews, Chicago, Ill., Wayne Carson, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiff-appellant and additional defendants-appellants.

John C. Lankenau, New York City (Lankenau, Kovner, Bickford & Beer, Victor A. Kovner, Edward A. Miller, Nathaniel J. Bickford, New York City, on the brief), for defendants-appellees.

Before MOORE and FEINBERG, Circuit Judges, and PALMIERI,1 district judge.

PER CURIAM:

1

The appellants assert error in the grant of a preliminary injunction.

2

This is essentially a dispute between the publishers of competing textbooks in the child development field. The defendants-appellees, seeking redress as copyright holders, convinced Judge Owen upon a persuasive factual record that they would probably succeed on the merits, that the appellants had plagiarized their textbook, and that there was need for immediate relief. There was a sufficient basis for the findings and conclusions of the District Court and since they are not clearly erroneous, Fed.R.Civ.P. 52(a), we affirm.

1

Of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, sitting by designation