Adli Law Group P.C. Stands Firm in Film Plagiarism Suit as Angelina Jolie Presses Dismissal Motion

Author James J. Braddock states that the star's 2011 directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, was drawn from his novel, The Soul Shattering

Mar 13, 2013, 13:56 ET from Adli Law Group P.C.

LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a new motion for dismissal, Adli Law Group P.C. president and noted litigation attorney Dr. Dariush Adli and Adli Law partner Rasheed McWilliams are pressing on with a lawsuit involving superstar actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie. The suit alleges that the plot of a 2011 drama directed by Ms. Jolie was taken from a novel by Croatian author and journalist James J. Braddock, who is also known as Josip Knezevic. The book, entitled Slamanjue Duse in Croatian and The Soul Shattering in English, is drawn from the true account of a Bosnian woman who was subjected to horrifying brutality and sexual violence in a Serbian concentration camp during the 1990s war. The film is also set in one of the notorious prisons and, it is alleged, features many of the same incidents. Mr. Braddock holds that he actually met with producer Edin Sarkic to discuss a film version of the book. Jolie, on the other hand, claims that the two works are "worlds apart." The case against Ms. Jolie is currently in the middle of the discovery process and a forensic analysis being spearheaded by Dr. Adli and Mr. McWilliams.

Even if taking on the enormously popular, Academy Award-winning star of numerous successful dramas and action films is seen as a daunting legal undertaking, the case is being met with the seriousness any outstanding business attorney should be ready to devote to a case. Indeed, Adli Law Group is a noted innovator respected throughout the field of intellectual property (IP) law.  Regarded by observers as the place to find an outstanding intellectual property, entertainment, or patent attorney, Adli Law Group P.C. has been praised by legal authorities around the world. Although the case has been pending for some time, a change of venue motion delayed the case and moved the trial from Illinois to California. The dispute is scheduled to go to trial on January 29, 2014.

With offices in the strategic locations of London, Tokyo, and Taipei, Adli Law Group has a track record of successful litigation that has attracted attention throughout the world of international IP law. Dr. Adli has presented cases at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and in such locales as Munich and Paris as well as at the high court of Dusseldorf, Germany. The firm has also been involved in jury and judge trials before the International Trade Commission (ITC).  Many Adli Law cases have been responsible for setting precedent. Countless clients in the United States and around the world have received their due credit and compensation for important technological advances and creative efforts because of the efforts of Adli Law

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