Harper Lee Settles 'Mockingbird' Trademark Suit With Museum

Law360, Los Angeles (February 18, 2014, 6:37 PM EST) -- Author Harper Lee announced a potential settlement on Tuesday with an Alabama museum honoring “To Kill a Mockingbird” over her claims that it is operating an unauthorized shrine to her classic 1960 novel, two weeks after a federal judge refused to dismiss the suit.

Lee’s attorneys filed a joint motion to stay proceedings for 60 days pending a final settlement and an eventual motion to dismiss with prejudice. The trademark infringement suit alleges that the Monroe County Heritage Museum in Monroeville, Ala., has been using her...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lee v. Monroe County Heritage Museum, Inc.

Case Number



Alabama Southern

Nature of Suit



William H. Steele

Date Filed

October 10, 2013

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