My friend Lewis Perdue, who lost a lawsuit against Dan Brown for allegedly lifting significant portions of THE DAVINCI CODE from his work, reports that he’s off-the-hook for Brown’s $310,000 in legal fees:
Judge Daniels ruled that, "…Perdue’s claim was not objectively
unreasonable, and there was no evidence that Perdue pursued his
claims with an improper motive and/or in bad faith. " — page 2, line
The magistrate’s report on which Daniels based his decision is far
more detailed and spends a fair amount of time to support his opinion
that I was not the money-grubbing, gold-digging opportunist that
Random House claimed in its legal papers and which Dan Brown alleged
on the Today Show.
The magistrate’s report is at:
These two documents also do a very thorough job of describing the
circumstances of the litigation that Random House started.
My petition for a writ of certiorari still remains for consideration
before the Supreme Court.