September 9, 2019 / 9:46 PM / a month ago

CORRECTED: Steinbeck stepdaughter's award over movie rights is trimmed

A federal appeals court reduced to $7.225 million from $13.15 million an award to John Steinbeck’s stepdaughter in acrimonious litigation accusing the late author’s son and daughter-in-law of preventing her from pursuing film adaptations of classic works such as a remake of “The Grapes of Wrath” and “East of Eden.”

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld an award of $5.25 million of compensatory damages to Waverly Scott Kaffaga, the daughter of Steinbeck’s third wife, Elaine, and who oversees her estate.

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