Monday, December 7, 2009

Plagiarism Suit Against Stephenie Meyer Dismissed


Anne Lu - Celebrity News Service News Writer
Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - The plagiarism lawsuit filed against "Twilight" mastermind Stephenie Meyer has been dismissed. A Los Angeles judge ruled that author Jordan Scott's "The Nocturne" has little in common with the bestselling sequel "Breaking Dawn."

Scott filed a suit against Meyer, alleging her own 2006 novel bears striking similarity to the 2008 novel "Breaking Dawn," the fourth book in the hit "Twilight" series.

She sent a cease and desist letter to the publishers of Meyer's book, Hachette Books, seeking damages from the purported plagiarism.

On Thursday, Judge Otis D. Wright II called Scott's claims "deceptive," saying she "twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity."

He added that the two works have little in common and the characters are vastly different.


Anne said...

Finally! I always thought that was a ridiculous suit.

Beckums said...

does any one else think her face looks freakishly plastic?

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