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Gerald Posner was once the darling of Warren Commission defenders, embraced by all the major media. Eventually his sloppy research caught up with him and he was fired from his job as a journalist. Posner is now a named defendant in a lawsuit by Harper Lee agaonst her former agent, a Mr. Pinkus. Acclaimed writer Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of To Kill a Mockingbird, filed a lawsuit against her literary agent Friday claiming he took advantage of her age and ill-health to steal her royalties. The lawsuit claims Pinkus, the son-in-law of Lees longtime literary agent Eugene Winick, started duping the author after his father-in-law fell ill in 2002 and turned the company over to him. Lees lawsuit claims that Pinkus created a company in 2011 called Philologus Procurator Inc., at the Florida home of lawyer Gerald Posner. In November 2011, the lawsuit says, an unsigned email from Philologus told a UK agent to make all future royalty payments for Lee via check made payable to Philologus Procurator Inc. Pinkus also notified HarperCollins, Lees publisher, to send royalties to PPI, the suit said. It was one of many ways he defrauded Lee of money she was owed, the lawsuit says. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/harper-lee-sues-kill-mockingbird-literary-agent-article-1.1335020#ixzz2SQ3Vu2nv