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Gerald Posner named in Harper Lee lawsuit

 

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Miami Beach-based author and attorney Gerald Posner has been named a defendant in a lawsuit filed on May 3 in New York by 87-year-old Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. A Bloomberg report says that Lee sued her literary agent Samuel Pinkus, “claiming he took advantage of her age and infirmity to deprive her of royalties from the novel.” According to the complaint, Lee was living in an assisted-living facility after a stroke in 2007 when she signed a document assigning her copyright to Pinkus’ company. Though the copyright was reassigned to Lee last year, Pinkus was, according to the complaint, still receiving royalties from the novel as of 2013. As for Posner’s involvement, he incorporated one of Pinkus’ businesses, says the complaint. We contacted him for comment, and he had none.

Chris Bosh and an entourage of about 15 were seen Sunday afternoon chowing down at Eating House in Coral Gables. They watched the Oklahoma City and Memphis game while munching some of Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli’s greatest hits. According to Bosh’s wife Adrienne via Instagram, “If you have dined at Eating House before, then you understand ‘WOW’ is how I would explain today’s brunch.”

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was seen Friday afternoon, relaxing poolside at the Delano Beach Club. Payton, sporting a New Orleans shirt, was seen having great time, enjoying some drinks and food with a group of friends.

Former Miami Dolphins player Ricky Williams was seen hanging out Friday night at the Rec Room. Williams was there with friends, listening to special guest DJ, De La Soul’s Maseo.

A stylish Nigel Barker, sporting a fitted gray suit with dark gray lapels, was spotted Friday at Zuma. Barker, in town for an event at Merrick Park, was joined by two women and seen enjoying the signature mushroom hotpot with shaved black truffle.

Hip hop artist Chiddy Bang gave an impromptu performance of the MGMT hit Kids Thursday night at SET. Hip hop heavyweights Trick Daddy and Luther Campbell hung out Saturday at Cameo, sipping Ciroc and shouting out to the crowd.

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