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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Former Attorney Sues Stephen King

As reported here by the BloombergBusinessweek, Jay Kramer, former attorney for master of horror, Stephen King, filed suit in New York’s Supreme Court against the author’s agents, Arthur B. Greene and Susan Greene of the Arthur B. Greene Literary Agency, alleging conversion of commissions for work performed, breach of contract, quantum merit/unjust enrichment, and tortious interference.

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Kramer was fired on March 30th after having worked for Mr. King for thirty years.  He alleges that the defendants have withheld his commission for several projects that he helped broker, including film and television production projects based on King's writings: Secret Window, The Stand, and 1408, among others.   Kramer alleges that after he was fired, the Greenes “jointly and severally began diverting the sums owed to [him] to their own account.”  Kramer is asking for $1 million in damages.

[Christina Phillips & JT]

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