1st Circ. Shreds Plagiarism Suit Over 'Angels And Demons'

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Thursday supported a Massachusetts district judge's dismissal of a suit claiming Dan Brown lifted passages from a rival religious thriller for his best-selling "Angels and Demons," saying no reasonable jury could find the books substantially alike. 

The appeals court affirmed a decision by a Massachusetts court granting Brown and publisher Simon & Schuster Inc. summary judgment in the copyright infringement suit brought by John F. Dunn, a Massachusetts author who lost a similar copyright suit over "The Da Vinci Code" several years...
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