11/16/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Kurtis Family's Museum Sued

There's a little lawsuit on the West Coast involving the non-profit Little House on the Prairie museum that sits on the Kansas homestead where author Laura Ingalls Wilder briefly lived and now owned by Chicago journalist Bill Kurtis and his sister.

Family Friendly Productions, maker of the 1974-83 Melissa Gilbert- Michael Landon "Little House on the Prairie" NBC series, sued Little House on the Prairie Inc., the non-profit that operates the museum, a gift shop and Web site, last week in Los Angeles federal court.

"We've got two trademarks, and we're very secure in it, so we're going to fight them," Kurtis, whose sister is president of the non-profit group, said Wednesday. "We'll move for dismissal immediately."

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