L. A. No. 22215
40 Cal. 2d 823; 256 P.2d 933; 1953
Plaintiff failed to prove that defendants plagiarized plaintiff's story. Rather, defendants had merely incorporated similar story elements, and the two works would not be considered substantially similar by the average reasonable observer.
Carter, Jesse W., "Burtis v. Universal Pictures Co. [DISSENT]" (1953). Jesse Carter Opinions. Paper 319.