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Jessica Seinfeld’s Cookbook Survives Lawsuit

covershot.jpgA federal judge dismissed a literary copyright lawsuit filed against Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica Seinfeld, ruling that Jessica’s book, “Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Getting Your Kids Eating Good Food,” did not violate the copyright of another cookbook.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain dismissed a copyright suit filed by Missy Chase Lapine, author of “The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals.” Swain had sued, alleging that Jessica’s cookbook copied her guide to cooking for children. According to the LA Times, the judge ruled that a state court should decide Swain’s claims of defamation by Seinfeld.

Here’s more from the judge’s opinion: “The similarities identified by plaintiffs are the result of the similar medium of expression used (cookbooks) or of the similar subject matter that both cookbooks address (hiding healthy foods in kid-friendly books).” (Via Publishers Weekly)

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