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Settlement in lawsuit by DeLorean widow over 'Back to the Future' car hits snag

NEWARK, N.J. — A settlement in a lawsuit over the car used in the 1985 film "Back to the Future" is proving difficult.

The widow of automaker John DeLorean last year sued a Texas company she said has been illegally using the DeLorean name for years.

The sleek DMC-12, known simply as "the DeLorean," was driven by Michael J. Fox in the movie and has gained a cult following.

The parties in the lawsuit reached a preliminary settlement in June, but an attorney for Sally DeLorean says in a letter to a judge this week that the company's lawyers are trying to change the settlement. Terms haven't been disclosed.

In a letter Thursday, the company denied the allegations and said it just wants language that will ensure it isn't sued in the future.

David Porter, The Associated Press

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