'Sahara' Writer Asks Calif. Court To Take Up Film Rights Row

Law360, San Francisco (February 4, 2013, 5:31 PM EST) -- The author of the novel that became the film “Sahara” asked the California Supreme Court on Thursday to rule that film-rights firm Crusader Entertainment should pay more than $8 million it owes for the rights to that and one other book — or block Crusader from making a second film.

Clive Cussler's high court petition is the latest in a long-standing battle between the author and his family and Crusader, which signed a $20 million deal with the Cusslers in 2001 for the rights to make...
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