Harper Lee sued her literary agent's son in law, claiming he took advantage of her age and infirmities to swipe royalties and the copyright to her only novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Lee, 87, has lived a mostly secluded life in Monroeville, Ala., since the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was published in 1960.
She sued three people and four corporate entities in Federal Court.
Lead defendant Samuel L. Pinkus is the son-in-law of her former literary agent, Eugene Winick.
Lee claims that Pinkus seized on her failing health a decade ago to seize her rights to "To Kill a Mockingbird," which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and was made into an Oscar-winning film starring Gregory Peck.
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