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Cussler make Sahara legal dispute payments

3rd August 2009

Bestselling author Clive Cussler has made a $20.9 million (GPB 12.35 million) payment after losing a legal battle with business tycoon Philip Anschutz.

The dispute had initially been instigated by Mr Cussler and concerned the use of his book Sahara as the basis for a film of the same name.

He claimed that Mr Anschutz, who produced the multi-million dollar adaptation through his company Bristol Bay Productions, had failed to honour his contractual rights to approval of the screenplay.

A final $8.1 million payment has been received from the author, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Speaking to the newspaper, Mr Aschutz's attorney Marvin Putnam said: 'This is the culmination of a very long process where Anschutz and his company made sure their rights were vindicated.'

Philip Anschutz was ranked number 89 on the Forbes rich list in 2006.

The Denver-born entrepreneur made his fortune through investments. Successful motion pictures by his company Bristol Bay Productions include Ray and The Chronicles of Narnia.

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