Steinbach v. Cutler, Civil No. 06-00620 (E.D. Ark. filed May 16, 2006).
Status: Claims against most defendants dismissed; dismissal of claims against Hyperion Books reversed; pending.

In addition to his suit in the District of Columbia, in May 2006 Robert Steinbach filed a separate suit over the book, The Washingtonienne, a novel based on Jessica Culter’s “Washingtonienne” blog (; no longer existent, but archived at The court dismissed the suit on jurisdictional grounds on Feb. 7, 2007. On appeal, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal against most of the defendants, but reversed dismissal of the claims against Hyperion Books. The case against Hyperion is pending.

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