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Plagiarism suit against J.K. Rowling may head to trial

  October 18, 2010 at 6:33 PM ET
  Jeremy     HPANA (via Reuters)
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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 rulingopens in new window 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 hereopens in new window

We will keep you informed with any futher information regarding the lawsuit, in the meantime, feel free to acquaint yourself with the history of the case .

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 HPANAopens in new window.

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