The best-selling novel “The Art of Fielding” shares only a passing resemblance to an unpublished manuscript an aspiring novelist has alleged the hit book’s author, Chad Harbach, stole from him, a Manhattan federal judge has found, tossing a copyright infringement lawsuit.

In his order granting a motion to dismiss from Harbach’s legal team at Davis Wright Tremaine, led by partner Elizabeth McNamara, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York said there were some similarities between Harbach’s work and that of the plaintiff, Charles Green’s “Bucky’s 9th.”

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