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Thursday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Literary Hoaxes: Fraud or Not Really?

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Literary hoaxes infuriate publishers because they make them look like fools. And then there's all the money they threw away.
If you carefully go through the elements of fraud, however, many of these cases could seemingly go either way.
Bill Hannay and Bruce Strauch will examine the Clifford Irving/Howard Hughes hoax and others and give their wry analysis.

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William M. Hannay

Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Bill Hannay regularly counsels corporations and individuals with respect to federal and state antitrust law, intellectual property law, and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust and international business... Read More →
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Bruce Strauch

Professor of Business Law, Retired, The Citadel
Bruce Strauch, J.D. is a retired Professor of Business Law and Director of the Citadel Mentors Program. He holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oxford, is extensively published in the field of copyright and trademark, is the author of nine novels and the publisher of a trade journal... Read More →