James Cameron Sinks Another 'Avatar' Theft Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT) -- A California judge Wednesday threw out another suit claiming that director James Cameron ripped off the idea for “Avatar,” finding that it is undisputed that Cameron independently created the film.

Ruling from the bench, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed breach of contract claims brought by writer Eric Ryder who alleged that Cameron and his production company Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. stole his ideas and cut him out of the production process of the highest-grossing film of all time. Ryder alleged that he submitted to Cameron a...
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