Publisher’s Weekly reports that my friend Lew Perdue’s case against Dan Brown was thrown out by the Federal Court of Appeals, which confirmed a prior decision by
Judge George Daniels that "no reasonable trier of fact could find the
works substantially similar."
In a statement released today from Random House, which
publishes Brown through its Doubleday Broadway imprint, Doubleday’s
president and publisher Stephen Rubin said: "We are tremendously
pleased that now two Federal courts have found in favor of Dan Brown
and that there were clearly no grounds for the claims against him."