Court to Hear Houghton Mifflin's Appeal

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Houghton Mifflin

    BOSTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a legal victory for Houghton Mifflin,
 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta today granted the publishing
 company's motion for an expedited appeal, despite objections filed by the
 Mitchell Trusts.
     "In response to our motion filed yesterday for an expedited review, the
 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the case on an expedited
 basis," said Wendy Strothman, Executive Vice President, Trade and Reference
 Division of Houghton Mifflin.
     Earlier this month, attorneys for the Mitchell Trusts filed a lawsuit in
 Atlanta to stop the publication of Alice Randall's book The Wind Done Gone,
 claiming it violates their copyright of Gone With the Wind. On Friday, April
 20, a federal judge granted the Mitchell Trusts a preliminary injunction.
 Houghton Mifflin appealed the ruling on April 24.
 
     Houghton Mifflin is a leading publisher of textbooks, instructional
 technology, assessments and other educational materials for elementary and
 secondary schools and colleges.  The Company also publishes an extensive line
 of reference works and fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers.
 The Company's Internet site can be found at www.hmco.com .
 
 

SOURCE Houghton Mifflin
    BOSTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a legal victory for Houghton Mifflin,
 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta today granted the publishing
 company's motion for an expedited appeal, despite objections filed by the
 Mitchell Trusts.
     "In response to our motion filed yesterday for an expedited review, the
 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the case on an expedited
 basis," said Wendy Strothman, Executive Vice President, Trade and Reference
 Division of Houghton Mifflin.
     Earlier this month, attorneys for the Mitchell Trusts filed a lawsuit in
 Atlanta to stop the publication of Alice Randall's book The Wind Done Gone,
 claiming it violates their copyright of Gone With the Wind. On Friday, April
 20, a federal judge granted the Mitchell Trusts a preliminary injunction.
 Houghton Mifflin appealed the ruling on April 24.
 
     Houghton Mifflin is a leading publisher of textbooks, instructional
 technology, assessments and other educational materials for elementary and
 secondary schools and colleges.  The Company also publishes an extensive line
 of reference works and fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers.
 The Company's Internet site can be found at www.hmco.com .
 
 SOURCE  Houghton Mifflin