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Harper Lee’s lawsuit against Monroeville museum reinstated by federal judge

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Harper Lee’s lawsuit filed against a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, has been reinstated by a federal judge.

Harper Lee sought the reinstatement of the lawsuit after her attorneys said settlement talks with the Monroe County Heritage Museum failed

Harper Lee sought the reinstatement of the lawsuit after her attorneys said settlement talks with the Monroe County Heritage Museum failed

Judge William Steele signed an order Thursday granting To Kill a Mockingbird author’s request to reinstate her suit.

Harper Lee, 88, sought the reinstatement after her attorneys said settlement talks with the Monroe County Heritage Museum failed.

The author sued in 2013, accusing the museum of taking advantage of her work by selling souvenirs and using the title of her book as its website address without compensating the author.

Harper Lee and the museum filed notice of a settlement in February. That was never signed and the time for completing it ran out. Meanwhile, the museum did change its website address.

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