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High court upholds dismissal of book lawsuit


OMAHA (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of an Omaha woman’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against a Massachusetts bookseller.

Helen Abdouch had claimed that Ken Lopez and his online book store improperly used her name and position as executive secretary on John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign to sell an autographed hardcover copy of “Revolutionary Road” she says was stolen from her. The book included a personal note of best wishes from author Richard Yates to Abdouch, dated Aug. 19, 1963.

The lawsuit cited a 1979 Nebraska state law that allows people to s...

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