John Lennon Autograph for Shooter Is at Center of Contract-Breach Suit

Fan claims denial of proceeds for signed album he found outside Dakota

, New Jersey Law Journal

Many people will never forget where they were when they heard that John Lennon had been gunned down by a crazed fan outside his New York apartment on Dec. 8, 1980. But Philip Michael of Hamburg, N.J., took away more than an indelible memory of the tragedy. Arriving outside the Dakota apartments after the shooting, he found a copy of the album "Double Fantasy," which Lennon had autographed for the shooter, Mark David Chapman, a few hours earlier.

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