Plaintiff, a corporation engaged in publishing a newspaper, in order to increase circulation conducted a puzzle contest, offering substantial prizes. Defendant, engaged in preparing and selling answers to various prize contests, sold answers to contestants in plaintiff's contests. Plaintiff sought to enjoin such activity. Held, that the right to conduct a lawful business is a property right which may be protected from unlawful interference. Even if, as mere offerees, the contestants are not bound to plaintiff by contract, defendant's acts amount to an inducement to tender spurious performance and may therefore be enjoined as improper and unlawful interference with plaintiff's business. Philadelphia Record Co. v. Leopold, (D. C. N. Y. 1941) 40 F. Supp. 346.
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