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Steinbeck Saga Opens Yet Another Chapter

Law360 (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Unfazed by decades of litigation over copyrights and royalties, the son and granddaughter of John Steinbeck are back in court to defend their pursuit of fraud and breach of fiduciary claims against the estate of the seminal author's third wife, Elaine Steinbeck, and his longtime literary agency.

On Wednesday, lawyers for both sides squared off in a Manhattan courtroom before U.S. District Judge Greg Daniels, just the latest episode in an intellectual property saga that has already spanned 25 years.

Attorneys representing the estate of Elaine...
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