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Historians Sue Dan Brown Over "Da Vinci Code"

Law360 (October 28, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Fresh from his victory in New York district court, author Dan Brown is facing another lawsuit claiming that he ripped off two historians’ work in the best-selling novel “The Da Vinci Code.”

Authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh are suing publisher Random House, asserting that Brown’s novel plagiarized ideas from their 1982 nonfiction book, “The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail.”

Like Brown’s Book, Baigent and Leigh explored theories that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had a child, and that their blood line continues...
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