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Mary Higgins Clark Finds Herself At Center Of Drama

Law360 (September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Famed mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark has been let off the hook in a copyright dispute with an aspiring screenwriter who accused the novelist of stealing her idea for use in one of her best-selling books.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against plaintiff Dalia Gal on Monday, rejecting allegations that Clark infringed upon her unpublished work with the 2003 mystery, “The Second Time Around.”

“Because plaintiff cannot make the threshold showing of copying by direct or indirect evidence, I...
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