Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stieg Larsson's Estate

The New York Times has a feature story on the battle over the late novelist Stieg Larsson's ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") estate. The writer died intestate, and did not marry his companion, Eva Gabrielsson. Swedish law does not recognize common law marriage. So who should get his property? And who should control the royalties from his very successful mysteries, one of which hits the bookstores this week?

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