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George V. Higgins' Widow Sues for Copyright Infringement on Film Version of 1981 Novel 'Rat on Fire'

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Not surprisingly, a dispute over film rights to the late George V. Higgins’s novel “The Rat on Fire’’ has ended up in court. Loretta Cubberley, Higgins’s widow and executor, has filed a copyright infringement claim against Boston University film professor Jan Egleson and independent filmmaker Robert Patton-Spruill, asserting they have no right to start filming “Rat.’’

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