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Harper Lee Sues Literary Agent

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee has sued agent Samuel Pinkus, alleging that he received undeserved royalties from her book. Bloomberg has the scoop:

Lee, who has failing eyesight and hearing, was residing in an assisted-living facility in 2007 after suffering a stroke when she signed a document assigning her copyright to Pinkus’s company, according to the complaint. While the copyright was re- assigned to Lee last year after legal action and Pinkus was discharged as Lee’s agent, he was still receiving royalties from the novel as of this year, according to the complaint.

The Bloomberg story also noted that the lawsuit named Gerald Posner, the author and former Daily Beast writer who resigned in 2010 after he was accused of lifting passages. According to Bloomberg, Posner “incorporated one of Pinkus’s businesses.”

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