Atheist Prof Dawkins Skirts Protege's DVD Fraud Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (January 28, 2013, 8:53 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively dismissed allegations that prominent evolutionary biologist and atheist professor Richard Dawkins stole an inventory of educational DVDs from a former protege but preserved a claim that he infringed on the videos' copyrights.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said Web designer Josh Timonen had not sufficiently alleged the “who, what, when, where and how” of the fraud claim in a suit he filed against Dawkins in October. Timonen formerly ran the U.S. division of Dawkins' online store, which sold...
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