Court is Out of Session
A few months ago, word got out that Stephenie Meyer was being sued for stealing the idea of Breaking Dawn from writer Jordan Scott, author of The Nocturne (see full story here).
Now the judge has made his decision, and Stephenie won!
“The Honorable Otis D. Wright II of the United States District Court has ruled in favor of Stephenie Meyer and Hachette Book Group and has dismissed with prejudice Jordan Scott’s claim of copyright infringement.
In his ruling, Judge Wright stated that the two works have little in common and that the “characters in the two works are vastly different.” The decision admonishes Scott for “the deceptive presentation of the alleged similarities” and notes that she “has twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity.”
Hip hip, hooray!