FARGO - Forum Communications Co., which owns The Forum, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that the author of a book on NFL quarterback Carson Wentz and the book’s publisher used copyrighted photographs of Wentz without the consent of Forum Communications.

The suit alleges that the book, “Carson Wentz: a Beacon Biography,” written by Peter DiPrimio and published by Purple Toad Publishing Inc., used two original photos of Wentz, a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and a former North Dakota State University football standout, that are owned by Forum Communications.

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The suit asks that the defendants be stopped from using the images and seeks unspecified damages.

An answer to the suit has not yet been filed. A phone message left at the office of Purple Toad Publishing in Pennsylvania was not immediately returned Thursday, Aug. 23.