Nos. 92, 93, Dockets 88-7367, 88-7369.

863 F.2d 1061 (1988)

Louis GASTE and Les Editions Louis Gaste, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Morris KAISERMAN a/k/a Morris Albert, and Fermata International Melodies, Inc., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided December 1, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert C. Osterberg, New York City (Abeles Clark and Osterberg, New York City, on the brief), for defendant-appellant Kaiserman.

Richard I. Wolff, New York City, for defendant-appellant Fermata International Melodies, Inc.

Donald S. Zakarin, New York City, (Andrew H. Bart, Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiffs-appellees.

Before KAUFMAN, NEWMAN, and GARTH, Circuit Judges.

JON O. NEWMAN, Circuit Judge:

This appeal involves a copyright infringement action against the composer and publisher of the highly successful popular song "Feelings," brought by Louis Gaste, the composer of an obscure French song written nearly 17 years earlier. The appeal is from a judgment of the District Court for the Southern District of New York (William C. Conner, Judge), entered after a jury found defendants Morris Kaiserman and Fermata International Melodies...


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