Romance Writer, Amazon Beat Claims That They Stole Plot

Law360, Springfield (November 21, 2017, 9:44 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge granted romance novelist Donna Fasano and Inc. an early win Tuesday in a copyright infringement suit brought by an author alleging Fasano copied the plot of the book "Reclaim My Heart” from her own unpublished book, "The Promise of a Virgin."

U.S. District Judge Joan Gottschall granted summary judgment to Fasano and Amazon, finding that Fasano had completed her novel long before Kelly Rucker had even begun hers.

“The court begins with what defendants have asserted and plaintiff admits,” Judge Gottschall...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rucker v. Fasano et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Joan B. Gottschall

Date Filed

November 10, 2016

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