Judge Won't Reject Plagiarism Suit Against J.K. Rowling
A judge has refused to throw out a plagiarism lawsuit against "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. Representatives for the estate of late fantasy writer Adrian Jacobs filed suit last year, alleging the author approached Rowling's U.K. publishers Bloomsbury in 1987, 10 years before his death, and unsuccessfully attempted to sell them his "Willy the Wizard" stories.
Rowling fought back, branding accusations she stole his ideas "absurd" and attempting to have the case dismissed - but Justice David Kitchin has rejected her request. Kitchin ruled there is a chance that Jacobs' lawyers will be successful, but admits it is "improbable", according to the Associated Press.
The "Harry Potter" franchised has brought Rowling loads of cash with Forbes estimating her net worth to be $1 billion. She was ranked the 12th richest woman in Great Britain in 2008.
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