1. Courtroom Drama

    Harper Lee Sues Agent

    WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05: Pulitzer Prize winner and "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Harper Lee

    Author Harper Lee in 2007. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

    Eighty-seven year old Harper Lee is suing her literary agent, accusing him of duping her into giving him the copyright to her novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Lee filed the lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan, alleging that Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of Lee's long-time agent, Eugene Winick, took advantage of her failing hearing and eyesight to transfer the rights of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Lee says she has no memory of agreeing to relinquish her rights. To Kill a Mockingbird is Lee's only published book, and she has largely lived a secluded life in Monroeville, Ala.

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