In case anyone thought the James Frey imbroglio was short-lived (anyone?), the lawsuits have started. Class action suits for "lost time," fraud, misrepresentation and breach of implied contract abound. See the link at Marty Schwimmer's trademark blog "Dear Readers: Please Don't Get Any Ideas" (eh hem) which brings you to overlawyered.com describing the various lawsuits under the heading "A Million Little Plaintiffs III." (Earlier posts on that blog, predicting the lawsuits here.)
Who said contesting genre (literary or otherwise) isn't a lawyer's (or legal scholar's) domain?