According to some news outlets, the damage for Cussler could be even more significant, with reported legal fees to his own lawyer, Bert Fields, tagged at $8.5 million.The case was decided back in May 2007, with both sides claiming victory.
Total pain for Cussler? More than $27 million [including damages to the producers] and counting. After all, Fields plans to appeal the decision for his client, which will probably cost more money. Few would have ever guessed that a controversy over script approval could ever get to be so expensive.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
As Eriq Gardner reports for Reuters, novelist Clive Cussler has been ordered to pay a $14 million legal bill after his attempt to sue the producers of an adaptation of his book, Sahara.