Photog Attys Push For Class Cert. In Pearson IP Case

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge should make a class action of a lawsuit accusing textbook maker Pearson Education Inc. of filling its textbooks with photographs it has not licensed, plaintiffs' attorneys argued Monday.

Pearson allegedly ran a massive scheme to use work from professional photographers without getting permission first, then covered it up with deceptive letters to secure rights after the infringement, attorneys from Nelson & McCulloch LLP said at a morning hearing

They asked U.S. District Judge Richard J. Holwell to certify a class in the case, a request that, if granted, would expose Pearson to potentially huge damages under...

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