Houghton Mifflin Gets Claims Tossed In Photo Co.'s IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 16, 2014, 5:39 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge kept a copyright infringement suit against Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. alive on Thursday but cut breach of contract claims, ruling that the plaintiff did not show copies of its license agreements to back up the claims. 

U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. dismissed stock photo company Palmer/Kane LLC’s breach of contract claims over photos Palmer/Kane alleged were used in HMH textbooks without permission. Some of the photos had never been licensed, which meant there was no contract to breach, Judge...
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