'Hobbit' sued over online gambling claim
Published 21/11/2012 | 05:00
In a lawsuit filed in California, Ms Tolkien alleges the producers breached a 1969 contract that gave them the right to make toys but not video games.
They claim that forays into "the morally questionable (and decidedly non-literary) world of online and casino gambling" had "outraged Tolkien's devoted fan base, causing irreparable harm to Tolkien's legacy". (© Daily Telegraph, London)