In re: McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings LLC

Two photographers file similar copyright suits against same company, both in the Third Circuit. Trial Judge #1 holds one case must instead go to a different circuit; Trial Judge #2 holds the other does not. Third Circuit: Trial Judge #1 was wrong, and Trial Judge #2 was right. But since this is here on mandamus—a special expedited appeal for addressing extraordinary circumstances—the one case will proceed elsewhere. Judge Roth (partially dissenting): Let’s not be slave to technicalities. We shouldn’t permit “opposite results in two consolidated cases with the same legal issues and the same factual background.”

Tags: 2018, Copyright Law, Judge Roth, Mandamus, Third Circuit

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