|Date Set for Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Trial|
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Wed, 2 Nov 2005 20:03:29 -0600
Two historians are suing the publishers of Dan Brown's best-selling|
religious thriller "The Da Vinci Code" in a case which lawyers said on
Thursday was due to start early next year.
Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent are suing Random House for lifting
Lawyers on both sides of the case met on Thursday to thrash out
They would not comment on how the trial might affect sales of the
Random House said a "substantial" part of the claim by Baigent and Leigh had
"Random House is delighted with this result, which reinforces its long-held
A spokeswoman for Leigh said he still intended to pursue his claim against
The same theory is put forward in The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail.
Commentators have pointed out that a major character in Dan Brown's book,
Ironically, a special hardback, illustrated version of their book, called
In August, Brown won a court ruling against another writer, Lewis Perdue,
Perdue had sought $150 million in damages and asked the court to block
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