No. 674, Docket 76-7479.

551 F.2d 910 (1977)

A. E. HOTCHNER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jose Luis CASTILLO-PUCHE, Defendant, and Doubleday & Company, Inc., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 23, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mervin Rosenman, New York City (Simon J. Hauser, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiff-appellee.

Robert M. Callagy, New York City (Satterlee & Stephens, James F. Dwyer and James F. Rittinger, New York City, on the brief), for defendant-appellant.

Henry R. Kaufman, New York City, on the brief, for amicus curiae, Association of American Publishers, Inc.

Before LUMBARD and TIMBERS, Circuit Judges, and WYATT, District Judge.

LUMBARD, Circuit Judge:

Doubleday & Company, Inc. appeals from a judgment of $2 compensatory damages and $125,000 punitive damages for libel and invasion of privacy entered by Judge Brieant on a jury verdict after a one-week trial in April 1976 in the Southern District. The plaintiff is A. E. Hotchner, a successful writer and lecturer who was a friend of Ernest Hemingway's and published a memoir about him, Papa Hemingway, in 1965. The suit involves unfavorable...

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