Fight Over Derrida Legacy Explodes Into View

“The University of California has sued the family of Jacques Derrida, a pioneer in contemporary philosophy and literary theory who died in 2004. The lawsuit is the first public eruption of a bitter, behind-the-scenes battle that involves both the papers and, perhaps, the legacy of the thinker… What is at stake in the battle may be the remainder of Derrida’s papers, which are held by his estate or in other repositories.”