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Author Could Make Money on Movie Despite Ruling

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Author Could Make Money on Movie Despite Ruling

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Author Could Make Money on Movie Despite Ruling

Author Could Make Money on Movie Despite Ruling

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A Los Angeles jury has decided that author Clive Cussler should pay $5 million to the production company that turned his novel, Sahara, into a movie.

Released in 2005, the film was a box-office disappointment, but the court's decision is not as cut and dried as it seems. There is a chance that Cussler could make more money than he pays.

Glenn Bunting, a reporter with the Los Angeles Times, talks to Madeleine Brand about this complex ruling.