On September 30, 2016, the District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina denied The University of Chicago, Margaret Greer and Elizabeth Rhodes' Motion for Summary Judgment as to Olivares' clam of copyright infringement, deciding that a jury would hear the case. Trial is now set for April of 2017. Bill Ramey of Ramey & Schwaller is quoted as saying “We are very happy for our client and we look forward to telling the jury how The University of Chicago, Rhodes and Greer copied our client's novel.”
Julián Olivares is the creator of “Novelas amorosas y ejemplares, by María de Zayas y Sotomayor,” a critical edition of and a transformation and interpretation of Novelas amorosas y ejemplares. Notwithstanding that Olivares' book contained a copyright notice Margaret Greer and Elizabeth Rhodes translated and the University of Chicago published at least nine stories copied from Olivares' book. More information about the case can be found at Olivares v. University of Chicago et al., pending in the Middle District of North Carolina under Cause No. 1:15-cv-713.
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