Little Brown Books released this statement to Twilight Lexicon:
“The Honorable Otis D. Wright II of the United States District Court has ruled in favor of Stephenie Meyer and Hachette Book Group and has dismissed with prejudice Jordan Scott’s claim of copyright infringement.Via TwiFans
In his ruling, Judge Wright stated that the two works have little in common and that the “characters in the two works are vastly different.” The decision admonishes Scott for “the deceptive presentation of the alleged similarities” and notes that she “has twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity.”
While an attempt to ride on someone else’s success may not be surprising, it is encouraging that the courts and the public are not so easily misled.
This judgment confirms what we have known all along – Breaking Dawn is a wholly original work by Stephenie Meyer and this was a frivolous lawsuit brought for the purposes of publicizing the plaintiff’s personal publishing aspirations. Hachette Book Group and Stephenie Meyer are pleased to be able to put this case behind us.”
We heart you, Stephenie *hugs* go chillax now!
- Lorabell :D
P.s. I'm thinking we might get the super-duper officially double stamped green-light for the movie now ;)