‘Breaking Dawn’ Plagiarism Suit Dismissed

“Nocturne” author accused “Twilight” creator Stephenie Meyer of lifting elements for final book in her vampire series

Last Updated: December 3, 2009 @ 5:17 PM

A copyright-infringement lawsuit against author Stephenie Meyer alleging plagiarism in "Breaking Dawn," the final book in her "Twilight" vampire series, has been dismissed, according to a statement sent to MTV News by Meyer’s publisher.

Jordan Scott, the author of a 2006 supernatural novel called "The Nocturne," filed suit in August accusing Meyer of lifting elements — including plot lines and developments — from her book for use in "Breaking Dawn." On Wednesday, United States District Court Judge Otis D. Wright II dismissed Scott’s claim.

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