JK Rowling Plagiarism Case Closed

So a while back, in 2004 to be exact, Paul Allen, the trustee of the estate of Adrian Jacobs, filed a lawsuit against Rowlings for plagiarizing the plot of one of her Harry Potter books from author Adrian Jacobs. The Court of Appeal had ordered the estate to pay the first stage of security for costs by last Friday. No payment was made and therefore, the claim has now failed. “The whole thing is a scandal,” said David Hooper, a solicitor for Bloomsbury Publishing. “It was an absolutely ludicrous case.” Rowling’s solicitor Gideon Benaim said, “An enormous amount of time has been wasted having to defend against this claim, when it was quite obvious to us from the outset that it had no chance of success. We are glad that the substantive action is now at an end.”

Rowlings has described this claim as “not only unfounded but absurd.”  A New York district judge ruled, “the contrast between the total concept and feel of the works [was] so stark” that “any serious comparison of the two strains credulity.” It only took seven years for this decision to pass. Now Rowlings and the publishing company Bloomsbury can make a sigh of relief.


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