Battle Over Steinbeck's 'Pearl' Shelved — For Now

Law360, New York (November 2, 2009, 7:07 PM EST) -- The John Steinbeck copyright feud may be far from over, but the author's heirs and publisher Penguin Group (USA) Inc. have agreed to temporarily stay their battle over rights connected to novella “The Pearl” until the fight over an underlying termination notice is resolved.

Judge George B. Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York signed off Monday on a stipulation and order preserving the status quo with respect to the ownership of rights regarding “The Pearl” until a final nonappealable...
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