United States of America v. Walter Gerbron, Inc., Appellant, 194 F.2d 708 (3d Cir. 1952)

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US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - 194 F.2d 708 (3d Cir. 1952) Argued March 6, 1952
Decided March 12, 1952

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Guy K. Bard, Judge.

Ralph B. Umsted, Philadelphia, Pa. (Abraham Nathanson, Philadelphia, Pa., on the brief), for appellant.

George A. Fruit, Washington, D. C. (Holmes Baldridge, Asst. Atty. Gen., Gerald A. Gleeson, U. S. Atty., Erwin Lodge, Sp. Asst. to U. S. Atty., Philadelphia, Pa., Edward H. Hickey, Washington, D. C., on the brief), for appellee.

Before MARIS, GOODRICH and McLAUGHLIN, Circuit Judges.


This is an appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the district court entering a final injunction restraining the defendant from violating certain provisions of the Defense Production Act of 1950, 50 U.S.C.A. Appendix, § 1 et seq. The defendant concedes that it failed to comply with the act but asserts that after the entry of the preliminary injunction but before final hearing, it had brought itself into compliance and that a final injunction should, therefore, not have been entered against it. It is settled, however, that the question whether an injunction shall be issued under such circumstances is to be determined by the district court in the exercise of its discretion. Hecht Co. v. Bowles, 1944, 321 U.S. 321, 64 S. Ct. 587, 88 L. Ed. 754. We find no basis in the record of this case for holding that the district court abused its discretion in issuing the final injunction here appealed from.

The judgment of the district court will be affirmed.