Stephen King Gets 'Duma Key' Copyright Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a copyright infringement suit against author Stephen King, rejecting another author’s accusation that the best-selling horror writer stole content from his novel to use in the 2008 thriller "Duma Key."

In dismissing Rod Marquardt’s claim against King and publisher Simon & Schuster Global Services Inc., U.S. District Judge Julie E. Carnes said no considerable likeness existed between King’s novel and Marquardt’s book “Keller’s Den.”

“Analyzing 'Keller’s Den' and 'Duma Key' through the ... categories of plot, characterization, mood, pace,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Marquardt v. King et al

Case Number



Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit



Julie E. Carnes

Date Filed

December 4, 2010

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