U. S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky at Louisville
Robert Christopher Kettenburg, Plaintiff
The University of Louisville, Defendant
Office of the President
Louisville, Kentucky 40299
COMPLAINT UNDER TITLE 17 OF THE U.S. CODE, CHAPTER 1, SECTIONS 102(a), 102(a)(1) and 104(a)
My very first semester of school at The University of Louisville, I wrote what I consider to be the best thing I’ve ever written, for a Creative Writing class (ENGL201) taught by Nancy Taylor in the Spring of 1988. Everybody in the class thought it was fantastic and encouraged me to have my short story published. I wrote a second half to the story and submitted it to the teacher as part of my final exam. A few years go by and I realize that there’s this movie out called “One True Love” starring Terry Farrell (from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and David Hasslehoff (from Baywatch and Night Rider), the storyline of which, reads almost word for word from the story I submitted to my creative writing teacher in the Spring of 1988.
The purpose of this complaint is to bring to this Court’s attention that The University of Louisville’s English Department obviously submitted this story to someone in Hollywood and made a movie out of it without giving me, the author, any credit. This is a direct violation of Title 17 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 1, Sections 102(a), 102(a)(1), and 104(a). Therefore, Plaintiff directs this Court to have the Defendant pay him $500,000.00 for stealing his story, making a movie out of it, and giving him ZERO CREDIT.
I certify that all of the information contained herein is true to the best of my knowledge.