A federal judge did not “conduct the full analysis necessary” in declining to enforce, as contrary to the First Amendment, a judgment against a U.S. company that published photographs of French fashion creations on its Web site, an appellate court has ruled.

“Because the record before us does not permit us to determine whether enforcement of the foreign judgments is repugnant to the public policy of New York, we vacate the judgment of the district court and remand for further proceedings,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second ruled in Sarl Louis Feraud Int’l v. Viewfinder, 05-5927-cv.

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