'Big C' Creator, Showtime Cured Of Idea Theft Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 7:11 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Thursday that the creator and head writer of Showtime Networks Inc. comedy “The Big C” did not steal the idea for the show from another writer.

Granting a motion for summary judgment to Showtime and show creator Darlene Hunt, U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt ruled that the plaintiff, screenwriter Nancy Radin, had not proven that the defendants had read her screenplay “Quality of Life” before creating the show. Kronstadt also ruled that the two works weren't similar enough to prove "The...
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