A plagiarism case brought against Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has been dismissed by a California judge.

Writer Jordan Scott had alleged that 'Breaking Dawn', the fourth book in the vampire franchise, had a similar plot to her own novel 'The Nocturne'.

Scott had reportedly used the likeness to accuse Meyer of copying her work.

The New York Times reported that Judge Otis D. Wright II read both 'Breaking Dawn' and 'The Nocturne' before ruling that the novels were "not substantially similar as a matter of law", pointing to the different styles of writing as an example.

He reportedly also criticised Scott for her "deceptive presentation of the alleged similarities".