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Reporters on the Job

June 1, 2005

Mandela Wins Suit: A judge Tuesday ordered an art publisher and the ex-lawyer for former President Nelson Mandela to stop selling artwork bearing Mr. Mandela's signature.

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As reported on May 11, "Nelson Mandela aims to halt exploitation of his celebrity cachet," Mr. Mandela filed a lawsuit to stop the sales and to remove Ismail Ayob and his wife, Zamila, from their positions in a trust fund set up by Mandela. The Associated Press reported that the former president also demanded an audit of the trust and the artwork project.

David Clark Scott
World editor