2nd Circ. Affirms Toss Of Steinbeck Copyright Spat

Law360, New York (October 13, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a lower court was right to toss a decades-long squabble over copyright control for the literary works of John Steinbeck.

In a summary order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a 2009 decision by Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York to grant summary judgment to the estate of Steinbeck's third wife, Elaine Steinbeck, on claims brought by the author’s son and granddaughter.

The suit accused Elaine Steinbeck, who died in...
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