Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:55 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The battle over John Steinbeck’s work continues amongst his descendants, specifically his son Thomas and his stepdaughter, Waverly Scott Kaffaga.

In 2017, a jury found in favor of Kaffaga, who had sued her stepbrother and his wife for blocking potential film adaptations of John Steinbeck’s works.

Kaffaga was the executor of her mother's estate; her mother, Elaine, was Steinbeck's third and final wife.

Thomas Steinbeck died in 2016, but his estate has appealed the 2017 verdict (and the more than $13 million it awarded Kaffaga).

A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing the appeal today in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Associated Press has decades worth of disputes in its article on the latest hearing

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