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'Paul Blart: Mall Cop': Potential legal trouble?

A New Hampshire screenwriter has told The Boston Herald that he submitted a script titled Mall Cop to Happy Madison, the Adam Sandler production company behind the recent hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop, in 2002. While he has yet to take legal action, Alfred Thomas Catalfo claims that his screenplay was rejected by the company, which never hired him to work on Blart. A spokesman for Sony Pictures says the company stands by Kevin James and Nick Backay as the sole writers of the hit film, which has earned close to $85 million domestically.