Assuming that the author has a real case, George Lucas is a cheap bastard.
From The Scotsman:
A SCOTTISH author has accused George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, of fraud and is flying to the United States next week to begin court proceedings in a £2 million lawsuit.
Campbell Black, the author of thrillers such as Jig and Mambo, is suing over unpaid fees for writing the novel based on the smash-hit film Raiders of the Lost Ark, which starred Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
The book was a global bestseller, but despite its success Mr Lucas, whose company, LucasFilm, produced the 1981 movie and contracted Mr Black to write the novel, has never revealed how many copies were sold and how much money is now owed to the author.