Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Clive Cussler restarts Sahara dispute

25th June 2010

After running for several years and almost being resolved, the dispute between adventure novelist Clive Cussler and Crusader Entertainment has taken a new twist.

In 2007, Crusader claimed that Cussler overstated the sales of Sahara when it acquired the rights to turn the book into a film and demanded back USD 5 million (GBP 3.4 million) of his payment.

The author, on the other hand, alleged that the firm still owed him USD 8.5 million for, among other things, the rights to another of his novels.

In May 2007, the case looked settled as a jury ruled that both sides should pay the other's respective claims. However, an appellate court cancelled this ruling in March this year.

Cussler has now resurrected the dispute by filing a new lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court for the USD 8.5 million he believes he is still entitled to, Reuters reports.

Bert Fields, the author's lawyer, told the news provider: '[Crusader] said our right to the money was extinguished but the jury disagreed and the claim was dismissed with prejudice. We're now suing to recover that money.'

The author, who is also a marine archaeologist, has published many international bestsellers, including Valhalla Rising, Raise the Titanic and Pacific Vortex.

Latest Blog
Richard Aronowitz on the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys
25/05/2017

Richard talks about the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys.

Finding Awe in the Extremes
25/05/2017

Brian describes how his ambivalence at having served in the Iraq war, and the awe to be found in extremes, provided the basis for his novel.

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage Reflects on his Relationship with his Brother, Pete
24/05/2017

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage reflects on fraternal dynamics, how he came to write about the 'whirlwind of aggressive single-mindedness' that is his brother Pete and how their relationship is reflected by that of brothers everywhere.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd