Harper Lee Sues Agent Over 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Copyright

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT) -- The author of the iconic American novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” on Friday accused her former agent, the son-in-law of her previous longtime literary agent, of deceiving her into handing over her copyright for the book to a company he controlled.

In a complaint filed in New York federal court, 87-year-old Nelle Harper Lee claims that Samuel Pinkus, who controlled the agency Veritas Media Inc., took advantage of his father-in-law’s ailing health in 2002 to seize the clients of his literary agency McIntosh & Otis, including...
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