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Copylease Corporation of America v. Memorex Corporation

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
408 F. Supp. 758 (1976)


Memorex Corporation (Memorex) (defendant) is in the business of manufacturing photocopier toner. Copylease Corporation of America (Copylease) (plaintiff) entered a contract with Memorex, by which Memorex agreed to sell minimum quantities of toner to Copylease and granted Copylease an exclusive dealership in the Midwest. After negotiations to modify the contract broke down, Memorex informed Copylease that it no longer recognized Copylease as its sole distributor in the Midwest. Copylease sued Memorex for breach of contract and sought specific performance of the provisions of the contract granting Copylease an exclusive dealership.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Lasker, J.)

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