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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Chapter 3. Well, it's about time for another post relating to Martha Graham School and Dance Foundation, Inc. v. Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. When previously before the Second Circuit, the Court had held that Martha Graham had transferred most of her works to the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. and remanded the case to the District Court to resolve the issue of who owned seven of her dances. On remand, the District Court rejected the plaintiffs' motion for a new trial and held that the Center also owned the seven dances. The plaintiffs appealed.

The Second Circuit held that the plaintiffs' motion for a new trial was untimely in that it was made more than a year after the original judgment.

The Second Circuit also held that certain evidence had been properly excluded and did not warrant reversal.

The decision in this case can be found here.

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