In 2009, we first reported the lawsuit filed by the estate of Adrian Jacobs against J.K. Rowling and her publishers for lost profits and copyright, due to material used in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."Now a recent ruling by the judge handling the lawsuit refused a motion by Rowling's lawyers to have the case dismissed, stating while the case was "improbable," it may succeed at trial.
"Even at this early stage, the judge has concluded that the claim may succeed at a full trial," said [the prosecuting] lawyer, Nick Kounoupias.
To read the full report courtesy of Reuters, click here
Note: Hogwarts Radio recorded their reaction and analysis of this new development in the case, which is avialable for download on iTunes, or here on HPANA.