‘Mockingbird’ author settling suit against museum

Harper Lee, the 80-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning author of "To Kill A Mockingbird". (AP Photo/Jamie Martin)
Harper Lee, the 80-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning author of "To Kill A Mockingbird". (AP Photo/Jamie Martin)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is settling a federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book.

An attorney for the Alabama native filed a motion Tuesday in federal court in Mobile saying Lee has reached an agreement with the Monroe County Heritage Museum.

The document doesn’t detail the settlement, and lawyers for the writer and the museum in Monroeville didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

The settlement comes days after a judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit filed last fall. The lawsuit claimed the museum uses Lee’s name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel without compensating her.

Lee was seeking an unspecified amount of money from the museum.

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