PLEASE READ THESE FACTS FIRST:

  • Random House sued ME; not the other way around.
  • Random House filed suit to silence the facts I was posting on the web.
  • There has been NO trial on the facts, only the Random House effort to prevent a trial.
  • The only sworn statements made under penalty of perjury are affidavits from me and my experts, nothing from RH.
  • The judge refused to consider any expert analysis.
  • Despite suing me first, Random House & Sony UNsuccessfully demanded that I pay the $310,000 in legal fees they spent to sue me.
  • Contrary to the Random House spin, I am not alleging plagiarism of general issues, but of several hundred very specific ones.
  • This is not about money. Anything I win goes to charity.

Legal filings and the expert witness reports are HERE

I have a second blog, Writopia
which focuses on Dan Brown's pattern of falsehoods
and embellishment of his personal achievements.


Monday, November 13, 2006

Supremes Singing Different Tune

Word came down today that the U.S. Supreme Court denied my writ of certiorari and will not hear the case.

They didn't address the substance of my case at all -- it's just that the Supremes didn't want to deal with a messy inconsistency concerning federal adjudication of copyright infringement.

Thanks to that, justice in this sort of issue still depends on shopping for the right Federal Court to hear the case. That and megabucks for lots and lots of lawyers, some of which have a tenuous relationship with honesty and no respect at all for the facts.

Furthermore, the Supreme Court makes mistakes all the time. Hell, it took them over half a century to correct Plessey v. Ferguson.

One part of me is a little disappointed, but overall I am relieved to have this part of things over.

Not having to pay Random House's $300,000+ legal fee demand was the most important issue and having Seth Mnookin and his Vanity Fair article set straight the Random House spin machine pretty well established the point I had tried to make before RH sued me.

As my appellate attorney Luther Munford just said to me in an email, "I believe the petition makes it clear to anyone who cares about such things that Dan Brown and his wife certainly did copy Daughter of God in a substantial way."

8 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Sorry. They just didn't want to dig into those issues.

Tue Nov 14, 05:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

But it's good to be done, finally, with the lawsuit RH filed. Thanks for your support over the years.

Tue Nov 14, 07:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

You're welcome. On to better things I suppose. I sure look twice at anything research I do from previously published material, but most of it is historical facts and the like. I learned a lot from your case. Continued good luck.

Tue Nov 14, 07:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

Sound familiar?

http://tessgerritsen.com/mephisto/

Wed Nov 22, 08:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

could be, but she tells good stories.

Wed Nov 22, 08:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

Yes she does. Every time I see written in blood though...

Turkey Awards

Scrivener gave you the nod finally after seeming to defend Brown before. Better late than never.

Fri Nov 24, 01:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger AurĂ©lien said...

Sorry i continue with the same idea cause you have to know, Da vinci code is not a novel, it's a vendetta against me, Habans, and Brown is not a writer, he's an ethics'cop, and I probably know the man behind that, a french priest who has a very very big sense of DEONTOLOGY , as his jew friend who is used to advise "ethically" (vendetta) advertising executives in France. They have probably used the jew spying network to collect all these datas from my life, that cover the story. Yet I have never been anti-Semite; my only sin is to have used the private address I couldn't avoid to know, of a franco-colombian girl I 'd fallen in love with dramatically. But the man is gay, so it could explain, if he is the man behind, some people have told me he had helped a spy from CIA in the past.
Then, one should read the title like that : DA VICHY CODE. But in Colombia, there 's a lot of illegal traffics, and who benefits from the crime ?
I maintain nothing, i have just deep doubts...

Sat Nov 10, 05:42:00 AM PST  
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code is not a novel, it's a vendetta against me, Habans, and Brown is
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