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Settlement in suit over 'Back to the Future' car hits bump

Settlement in suit over 'Back to the Future' car hits bump

A settlement in a lawsuit over the car used in the 1985 film "Back to the Future" has hit a roadblock. Last year, the widow of automaker John DeLorean sued a Texas company she said has been illegally using the DeLorean name for years. The DMC-12, known simply as "the DeLorean," was driven by Michael J. Fox in the movie and has since gained a cult following. The two sides in the lawsuit reached a preliminary settlement in June that would pay an undisclosed amount of money to Sally DeLorean, who lives in New Jersey with her daughter. But her attorney wrote in a letter to the judge this week that the company's lawyers were trying to change the settlement at the last...

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