TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 9, 2014

A federal lawsuit by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird against a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, has apparently been settled, the ABA Journal reports. Although terms are confidential, the case was dismissed last week at the request of the parties, and Monroe County Heritage Museum is no longer using the title of the iconic trial novel in its Internet domain name. Harper Lee had previously settled the suit, which claimed the museum was profiting from her name and the book's name without permission, but then sought to reinstate the suit last month.