7th Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of Citigroup Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 1:54 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by software company FM Industries Inc. against a Citigroup Inc. subsidiary and its counsel over an application used to manage debt collection information.

The district court correctly dismissed the case for want of prosecution against Citicorp Credit Services Inc., which collects debts for its parent company, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday.

The appeals court also overturned sanctions against William T. McGrath, a copyright specialist whom FMI's...
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