11th Circuit Determines that Stephen King Did Not Copy Comic Hero

11th Circuit Determines that Stephen King Did Not Copy Comic Hero

By Steven T. Lowe / April 13, 2021

On February 23, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit Court held that Stephen King’s protagonist in “The Dark Tower” book series did not copy the hero in late comic book writer William B. DuBay’s “The Rook” series. Benjamin DuBay, the nephew of William DuBay, filed a lawsuit in 2017 alleging that fictional character Roland Deschain of “The…

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California Court of Appeal Affirms Continuation of Defamation Lawsuit Against Real Housewives of Orange County Star

By Steven T. Lowe / November 25, 2020

On October 23, 2020, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District affirmed the Superior Court of Orange County’s ruling that James Bellino, the ex-husband of former Real Housewives of Orange County (“RHOC”) star Alexis Bellino, can continue with his claims for defamation and the false light in his lawsuit against current RHOC star…

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