2nd Suit Filed Against Three Cups of Tea Author
Accuracy of Greg Mortensen's book has been questioned
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 21, 2011 9:52 AM CDT
This undated file photo provided by New Mark Communications shows Greg Mortenson of Roseville, Minn.   (AP Photo/New Mark Communications via The St. Paul Paul Pioneer Press, File)
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(Newser) – A former teacher in Illinois has joined efforts to get a class-action lawsuit approved against Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson since reports questioned the book's accuracy. Deborah Netter of Lake County filed a federal lawsuit this month in Illinois claiming Mortenson, his co-author, and his publisher violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Two Montana lawmakers have filed a similar claim there claiming they were duped into buying Mortenson's best-selling book and donating to his charity based on lies they thought were true. Both lawsuits are seeking class-action status so they can be joined by the millions of people who bought Mortenson's books, heard his speeches, or donated to his charity.