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Under the agreement to settle, the amount of money that will be paid to Mr. Courlander and his publisher, Crown, was not disclosed. But the nature of the case made it seem likely that the amount would be hundreds of thousands of dollars. The defendants in the suit were Mr. Haley and his publishers, Doubleday and Dell. It won a Pulitzer Prize, sold millions of copies and produced a series of television programs that exerted a powerful impact throughout the country.

Judge Robert J. Ward, who conducted the trial without a jury, proposed a settlement a few weeks ago after Mr. Courlander's lawyer, Robert N. Kaplan, presented the case for the plaintiffs. But the defense lawyers, George Berger and Robert Callagy, rejected the proposal. After the negotiations on the proposal broke down, the defense lawyers moved for a mistrial, arguing that the judge had proposed a settlement for an amount that they had rejected.

The amount was not disclosed. But the defense lawyers said it raised a question about whether, the judge could continue the trial with impartiality. Judge Ward, stressing his impartiality, ruled that the trial would continue. A similar case was dismissed last September by another judge, Marvin E.

The book by Dr. She said her book depicted black lifein Georgia before, during and after the Civil War. At the same time, Mr. Courlander is a novelist who has written 27 books; many of them drawing heavily on folklore. He is not black. Haley's account of his ancestor's journey from what is now Gambia to slavery in America. Haley Concedes 3 Passages. According to Mr. But he conceded that three brief passages in his book had apparently come from the earlier book. The passages were identified by Mr.

Many people gave him handwritten notes and other material while he was doing his extensive research, Mr. Haley said, and student volunteers went through some of the material to find anything that might be useful to him. The three passages mentioned by Mr. Haley were cited by Mr. Kaplan, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, who also referred to a number of other passages that had allegedly been copied.

An example cited by Mr. View on timesmachine. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.

Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Haley Concedes 3 Passages According to Mr. Home Page World U.

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Harold Courlander

Harold Courlander was born in Indianapolis in but moved to Detroit when he was six. He later claimed that his interest in other nationalities and cultures probably resulted from the multicultural climate of his Detroit neighborhoods. He lived near Polish and black sections of town, and German Lutherans ran an orphanage across the street from his school. Courlander received a B.

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Harold Courlander, 82, Author And Expert on World Folklore

Harold Courlander, a scholar, author and collector of folkloristic troves from Alabama to Africa and the Pacific, died on Friday. He was 82 and lived in Bethesda, Md. Many of Mr. Courlander's books remain in print, including "The African," originally published by Crown in and reissued by Henry Holt three years ago.

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Under the agreement to settle, the amount of money that will be paid to Mr. Courlander and his publisher, Crown, was not disclosed. But the nature of the case made it seem likely that the amount would be hundreds of thousands of dollars. The defendants in the suit were Mr. Haley and his publishers, Doubleday and Dell. It won a Pulitzer Prize, sold millions of copies and produced a series of television programs that exerted a powerful impact throughout the country.

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