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Pearson v. Dodd

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
410 F.2d 701 (D.C. Cir. 1969)


Facts

Former employees of Connecticut Senator Thomas Dodd went into his office without his knowledge, made copies of documents, and gave the copies to journalists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson (defendants). The former employees replaced the original documents in Dodd’s (plaintiff) office. The defendants then published articles with information learned from the copied documents. Dodd brought suit against the defendants for conversion, among other things. The district court granted Dodd’s motion for summary judgment on the conversion claim. The defendants appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Wright, J.)

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