Two Lawyers Sued For Copyright Theft of "To Kill A Mockingbird"
There's no greater lawyer-hero in fiction than To Kill A Mockingbird's Atticus Finch. For that reason there is special resonance to the fact that two defendants in the complaint alleging that author Harper Lee, aging and infirm, was tricked into relinquishing rights to the beloved story, are lawyers. Samuel L. Pinkus is identified in news stories as a literary agent and son-in-law of Lee's longtime literary agent, but he is also lawyer. Another defendant, Gerald Posner, is an investigative journalist, but is also lawyer.