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Adrian Jacob's case against Rowling to go on.

Adrian Jacob's case against Rowling to go on.

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Published by The Bogside Artists
LONDON, May 23, 2011 (PR Newswire Europe) -- v>
The Press Release that Schillings of London, J.K. Rowling's legal firm, do not want you to read! They made a move on Google to prevent it listing the myriad websites it has appeared on. What are Schillings, or Rowling, or both, really afraid of? The truth perhaps?
LONDON, May 23, 2011 (PR Newswire Europe) -- v>
The Press Release that Schillings of London, J.K. Rowling's legal firm, do not want you to read! They made a move on Google to prevent it listing the myriad websites it has appeared on. What are Schillings, or Rowling, or both, really afraid of? The truth perhaps?

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LONDON, May 23, 2011 (PR Newswire Europe) -- v>
 /PRNewswire/ --The Trustee of the Estate of late English author Adrian Jacobs announced he has now metthe order of the English Court of Appeal, paying 50,000 sterling into court, enabling theappeal and "Adventures of Willy The Wizard" copyright breach lawsuit against JK Rowlingand her publishers Bloomsbury to go ahead.The full trial is scheduled for February 2012.In October 2010 the High Court rejected JK Rowling's application to strike out the caseagainst her. The High Court was concerned that despite requests, JK Rowling had refusedto disclose her original manuscripts and notebooks, which she claimed showed the genesisof Harry Potter.The Court held that until she disclosed her manuscripts, the Estate could not evaluate thestrength of the case against her. Rather than disclosing documents, JK Rowling's lawyersobtained a court order requiring the Estate to pay the author and her publishers over 1.4million sterling as security.In April The Trustee appealed, arguing that this vast sum would "stifle" the lawsuit. "Whyhas JK Rowling persistently refused to produce her first Harry Potter manuscripts andfamous crammed notebooks?," asks Mr Allen. "Her lawyers even claimed they no longerexist, and ignored a court deadline to exchange a list of documents. We have been askingJK Rowling for sight of these crucial documents for many years". The case alleges that JKRowling used Adrian Jacobs' visionary 1987 work "The Adventures of Willy the Wizard" todevelop her Harry Potter series, copying many new expressions of ideas from Jacobs'work, including Wizard Chess, Wizard Trains & Hospitals, Wizard Gambling andNewspapers and copied Jacobs' 1987 storyline concept "The year of wizard contests" whenwriting Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire published in 2000.The dispute casts doubt on JK Rowling's account of creating Harry Potter on a train. Herliterary agent Chris Little claims the first draft chapters of Harry Potter came fromJ.K.Rowling in 1995 but the Estate maintains the manuscript was in his hands at least ayear earlier in 1994.The Estate claims that Little was also Jacobs literary agent.In July 2011 The Trustee will also ask the Court of Appeal to order the return of costs spentby the Estate successfully contesting J.K Rowling's failed attempt to strike out the case.Paul Allen says: "We welcome the opportunity to prove our case at trial next February andexposing the inconsistencies in the account of how J.K Rowling came to write the HarryPotter books."Media Enquiries: Max Markson max@marksonsparks.com UK +44(0)7710067299 Australia+61-412-501-601

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