International evangelist Christine Caine and her publishers have reached a settlement with Colorado author and life coach Carey Scott, who sued them in May for copying portions of a book she published in 2015 and including the lifted material in two best-selling books Caine later published.
The settlement was first reported by Publishers Weekly but no details were made public.
In Scott’s lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan in May, she named Caine, HarperCollins Publishers LLC, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., The Zondervan Corporation and Inc. d/b/a Zondervan Publishing as defendants.
When asked if she wished to comment on the settlement Friday, Scott replied via email: “No, I do not. Thank you.”
A representative from Zondervan was also not immediately available for comment when contacted by CP and Caine’s office had no comment on the lawsuit as well.
Scott’s attorney, Joseph R. Delehanty, describes her in the lawsuit as a motivational author and speaker whose message focuses on Christian women who battle insecurity and feelings of worthlessness and shame. She developed a number of Bible study methods, ministry aids, and general media and print resources for her audience.
In May 2015, Scott shared some of her Christian self-help wisdom in a book titled Untangled: Let God Loosen the Knots of Insecurity in your Life, through publishing company Revell, which is a subsidiary of the Baker Publishing Group.
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Source: Christian Post