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The named defendant in this copyright lawsuit is accused of publishing previously unpublished manuscripts of Frederick Perls, a psychiatrist who developed Gestalt therapy, an influential form of psychotherapy. The plaintiff is the Center of Gestalt Development, who claim ownership of the manuscripts.

The named defendant, an Indiana resident, successfully challenged jurisdiction and venue in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, so the lawsuit was refiled against him in Indiana. There are two other French defendants and the plaintiff is seeking to consolidate the cases in Indiana.

Stay tuned for updates.

The Center for Gestalt Development, Inc. v. Bowman

Court Case Number: 1:22-cv-02185-JMS-MG
File Date: November 9, 2022
Plaintiff: The Center for Gestalt Development, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: George A. Gasper, Brian Cavanaugh of Ice Miller LLP
Defendant: Charles Bowman
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Contributory Copyright Infringement, Vicarious Copyright Infringement
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Jane Magnus-Stinson
Referred To: Mario Garcia