Tue, 19/07/2011 - 08:40
The claim that J K Rowling's fourth Harry Potter book plagiarised a work by author Adrian Jacobs has been thrown out of court after the claimants failed to come up with the £850,000 demanded by the courts for the case to proceed.
It brings to an end litigation that began as far back as 2004, and leaves the litigants with a...
Fri, 15/07/2011 - 08:35
A claim that J K Rowling's fourth Harry Potter book plagiarised a work by author Adrian Jacobs may be thrown out of court by the end of today.
Paul Allen, trustee of the estate of Adrian Jacobs who died in 1997, has accused Rowling and her publisher Bloomsbury of plagiarising Jacob's book Willy The Wizard when she...
Tue, 24/05/2011 - 15:35
The trustee of the estate of the late Willy the Wizard author Adrian Jacobs has paid £50,000 to the court, meaning his appeal and the copyright lawsuit against J K Rowling and Bloomsbury will continue.
The full trial is now scheduled for February 2012, with the appeal to be heard in July 2011 at the Court of Appeal....
Wed, 27/04/2011 - 09:11
The trustee of the estate of the late Willy the Wizard author Adrian Jacobs has appealed against the High Court's order for him to pay £1.5m as security for the costs of J K Rowling and Bloomsbury before the plagiarism case can be heard.
Trustee Paul Allen had been ordered by Justice David Kitchen to pay a total of...
Tue, 22/03/2011 - 09:09
The High Court has ordered Paul Allen, the trustee of the estate of the late Willy the Wizard author Adrian Jacobs, to pay more than £1.5m into court as security for the costs of J K Rowling and Bloomsbury, before the plagiarism case can be heard.
Allen alleges that Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire plagiarised...
Sun, 09/01/2011 - 07:10
A lawsuit accusing J K Rowling of plagiarising parts of late author Adrian Jacobs' book Willy the Wizard for the Harry Potter series has been dismissed by a US judge, Reuters reports.
Jacobs' estate had claimed that the plot of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire copied elements of his 1987 novel Willy the...
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 09:05
JK Rowling has lost her bid to dismiss a lawsuit over claims Harry Potter was based on an earlier book about Willy the Wizard.
Bloomberg reports Justice David Kitchen in the High Court in London said it was "improbable" the case would ultimately succeed. He also said he would issue an order forcing the estate of Willy the...
Thu, 29/07/2010 - 07:39
The battle between Harry Potter and Willy the Wizard moved to the High Court yesterday, where JK Rowling and her publisher Bloomsbury began their first moves to strike out a lawsuit brought by the trustees of the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs, which claims that themes from Jacobs’ 1987 book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard...
Thu, 15/07/2010 - 09:07
J K Rowling's literary agent Christopher Little has flatly denied that he was the agent for Adrian Jacobs, the late author of The Adventures of Willy the Wizard, whose estate is now intent on suing Rowling, her UK publisher Bloomsbury, and her US publisher Scholastic for alleged plagiarism.
Jacobs' estate filed its latest...
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 08:28
Willy the Wizard has returned again adding a third target—US publisher Scholastic—to a lawsuit that centres on the Harry Potter books.
Having previously filed lawsuits in the UK first against Bloomsbury, and then later against Harry Potter author J K Rowling, the estate of the deceased author Adrian Jacobs...