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Last month, Harper Collins announced that they would publish Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman. Lee’s debut novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, brought the noble local attorney Atticus Finch into the public imagination.

The coverage of Go Tell a Watchman has focused on Tonja Carter, Lee’s nonfictional attorney. Carter, a 2006 graduate [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 18, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Film companies threaten copyright infringement lawsuits against PETA over the animal rights group’s repeated unauthorized use of film clips in their advertising campaigns.

British judge refuses to dismiss plagiarism lawsuit against J.K. Rowling, stating plaintiff claiming Rowling stole ideas for “Harry Potter” from obscure fantasy book [...]

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On Friday, March 19 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the estate of Anna Nicole Smith in the latest case of a fifteen-year battle over the fortune left by oil tycoon and Yale Law School alum J. Howard Marshall II, Anna Nicole’s husband. Since shortly after J. Howard Marshall’s death in 1995, Anna [...]

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Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough

On November 12, 2009 By JETLaw

Money, that is. It seems the Jackson clan cannot get enough of the late pop icon’s money. In papers filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, November 6, father Joe Jackson requested an allowance from Michael’s estate. According to the documents, 80-year-old Joe’s monthly expenses are estimated at more than $15,000 [...]

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