McGraw-Hill Says Foreign Royalties Suit Condemns Itself

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT) -- The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. on Tuesday moved to toss a putative breach of contract class action accusing the publisher of shortchanging authors on royalties for books sold in foreign countries, arguing the authors’ own allegations show McGraw-Hill complied with its contracts.

In a suit filed in New York federal court, named plaintiff Bob Cordell says McGraw-Hill undersold books to various in-house divisions before selling the books at market price to unnamed entities for use outside the U.S., but only paid authors royalties for the lower initial...
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