Early in the summer Elisabeth Hasselbeck was sued for plagiarism after publishing her book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.
Self-published author Susan Hassett sent Elisabeth a copy of her book about living with celiac disease in April 2008 and she claimed that Hasselbeck lifted significant passages from her book to include in The G-Free Diet.
The case was dismissed by a judge last week after Hassett's lawyer was late in turning in some paperwork pertaining to the case. The judge did admit that some of Hassett's work was put into Hasselbeck's book, but not enough to warrant damages.
Somehow we think if Hassett has a better lawyer, the outcome would have changed!
Lucky break for Hasselbeck!
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