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‘Stranger Things’ Duffer Brothers Fail To Get Plagiarism Case Tossed; Trial Set For Next Month

‘Stranger Things’ Duffer Brothers Fail To Get Plagiarism Case Tossed; Trial Set For Next Month

The third season of Stranger Things is set to launch on Netflix on July 4th, but series creators the Duffer Brothers are probably more focused on another date after a judge today rejected their attempt to get a plagiarism lawsuit dismissed.

Unless L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael Stern changes his mind soon or plaintiff Charlie Kessler backs off, Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer are heading for an Upside Down of their own with a May 6 starting trial.

“Triable issues of fact remain to be determined concerning what plaintiff said, what he meant to convey by his conversation and how the defendants responded before it can be definitively concluded whether or not an implied in fact contract was formed,” Judge Stern wrote Wednesday (read it here).

“Defendants submit that their creation was independent and occurred prior to plaintiff’s alleged disclosure of his idea to them,” the Lasc judge added,

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