2nd Circ. Vacates Injunction On 'Catcher' Spinoff

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 5:22 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a preliminary injunction on U.S. publication of a purported unauthorized sequel to J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye,” finding that while the author’s heirs are likely to prevail in the case, they did not do enough to show the book would cause irreparable harm.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that a tougher preliminary injunction standard that was recently adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court in patent case eBay Inc....
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