The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came down on the side of Novato, Calif., personal injury firm Brayton Purcell in an Internet copyright infringement case Wednesday.

The 50-lawyer personal injury and asbestos firm had sued two-lawyer San Diego-based Recordon & Recordon for allegedly plagiarizing Web content describing its elder abuse practice. Brayton Purcell copyrighted its Web site in October 2002.