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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Da Vinci Code" Plaintiffs Appeal Verdict

Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, the Random House writers who lost their case against Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, have leave to appeal the verdict and pled their case yesterday in the Court of Appeal in London. The two were not optimistic, however, according to Nigel Andrew's January 14 Observer article. They have a two million legal bill pending from their court loss last year. Their attorney claimed in court that the two expended a great deal of effort in writing their book, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, and that that effort should be protected. Read more about the opening arguments and the theory of the appeal here.

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