posner.jpgAuthor Gerald Posner has hired attorney Mark Lane to fight allegations of plagiarism mounted by the Miami New Times. The paper focused on Posner following revelations that Posner had lifted passages while writing for The Daily Beast.

Posner (pictured, via) has since resigned from The Daily Beast, but Miami New Times has searched for more examples in his recent book, Miami Babylon. The new legal team argues that a conspiracy exists against the author: “an apparently well financed campaign is being launched to review other books previously written [by Posner] and to contact a publisher with a thinly veiled suggestion that his book be withdrawn from publication.”

In a press release, the authors note an odd twist of legal fate. Both Lane and Posner have written conflicting accounts about the assassination of President Kennedy. Lane criticized Warren Commission Report in Rush to Judgment while Posner supported the report in Case Closed. More from Lane’s letter to the newspaper follows after the jump.

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