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John Steinbeck's relatives by marriage in copyright dispute
By By BRIAN MELLEYLOS ANGELES (AP) — John Steinbeck's stepdaughter says film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because the author's late son and widow impeded the projects. Waverly Scott Kaffaga told jurors Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court that long-running litigation has prevented her from making use of Steinbeck's copyrights.


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