Paris' high court has handed down a decision in favour ofWarner Bros. and George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh'sSection Eight, knocking down a French screenwriter's claims that theirOscar-winning production Syrianahad plagiarised her work.

Stephanie Vergniault had brought the suit earlier this year claimingthat the script for Syrianawas based on her original screenplay entitled Oversight.

The judge in the case notedthat after an examination of the facts - specifically of 12 particular points -Vergniault's claims were unfounded.

"With the evidence given to the judge, Miss Vergniault does not establish plagiarism," said JudgeLouis-Marie Raingeard de la Bletiere.Further, the plaintiff was ordered to pay $4398 (Euros 3,500) to help cover theopposing side's legal costs.