Harper Lee, the nearly-reclusive author of To Kill A Mockingbird, has sued a literary agent over the handling of the copyright to her classic of American literature.
Miss Lee filed suit in Federal District Court in New York asserting that Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of Lee's longtime agent, Eugene Winick, failed to properly protect the copyright after her long-time agent became ill. The lawsuit claims that Pinkus took advantage of Miss Lee's poor eyesight and hearing and had her assign the copyright to a company controlled by Pinkus.
One can only hope that Miss Lee finds her own real-life Atticus Finch to protect her interest in her only published novel.
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