Judge Rejects Writer’s Billion-Dollar ‘Avatar’ Theft Claim

James Cameron can truly attest to the saying “more money, more problems”. Following the enormous and record breaking success of ‘Avatar’, Cameron’s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, was sued not once but three times within a 10-day period in 2011. The plethora of allegations included that he used the works of various writers to create the 3-D phenomenon which earned over $2.7 billion at the box office.  Last Friday, Cameron successfully defended against the third suit, brought by writer Bryant Moore for over a billion dollars in damages. Although Moore’s claim survived longer than the other lawsuits, it ultimately gave way to a summary judgment ruling that not enough similarity existed between Moore’s work and the box office hit.  




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