Crime Writer Patricia Cornwell Wins $51 Million in Legal Suit

Fiction crime-writer Patricia Cornwell was awarded $50.9 million by a jury on Tuesday after she claimed her former financial management firm cost her tens of millions of dollars in lost money over four years. Cornwell, 56, is accustomed to writing about a heroic medical examiner investigating complex mysteries, but she was in the middle of a drama of her own. In October 2009, she filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts against her former accounting firm and business...Full Story
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