Cameron Sued Again For Allegedly Stealing 'Avatar' Idea

Law360, Los Angeles (January 25, 2012, 5:31 PM EST) -- James Cameron and his production company Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday were once more hit with a copyright infringement suit, this time in California federal court, alleging the superstar filmmaker stole the idea for the blockbuster film “Avatar.”

The lawsuit, which also targets Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., alleges Cameron poached the idea for his movie from Elijah Schkeiban, the brains behind the “Bats & Butterflies” franchise that was first created in 1988. Schkeiban claims to own a series of scripts and books registered with the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Elijah Schkeiban v. James Cameron et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Manuel L. Real

Date Filed

January 23, 2012

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