9th Circ. Says 'The Unborn' Didn't Rip Off Screenplay

Law360, Los Angeles (November 13, 2013, 9:46 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that Relativity Media LLC unit Rogue Pictures hadn't stolen the plot for the 2009 horror flick “The Unborn” from an unproduced screenplay, affirming a lower court's dismissal of the allegations.

In a brief ruling, the appeals court said plaintiff Daniel Segal's adaptation of his late wife's novel “Transfers” was “not substantially similar under any standard” to Rogue's movie, despite the fact that they both feature sets of twins and the idea of a haunting.

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Case Information

Case Title

Daniel Segal v. Rogue Pictures, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 Copyright

Date Filed

March 30, 2012

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