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WIZARDING WORLD MOCK TRIAL ASSOCIATION

2011-12 CIVIL CASE

DIGGORY v. HOGWARTS*
by Brendan Bewley University of Portland
Revised by the WWMTA Civil Case Committee: Toby Ogden (Chair), Dan Fitch-Fletchly, David Crabbe, Gonzalo Clearwater, Jim Thomas, Justin Weasley, Mike Goyle, Neal Avery, and William Travers

* This

case is not a work of fiction. The original concept for this case was stolen from real live events, and the people, magical schools, Triwizard Tournaments and actions described in these materials are based on real people, magical schools, and Triwizard Tournaments and any similarity to real people, companies, or events is not coincidental, its based on fact. If you dont believe in magic or the world of Harry Potter, then sucks to be you.

AVAILABLE WITNESSES (See Special Instructions for selection rules and procedures)
1. Amos Diggory, father of Cedric Diggory (Plaintiff only) 2. Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster for Hogwarts School (Defense priority) 3. Gilderoy Lockhart, former employee of Hogwarts, patient at St. Mungos Hospital 4. Minerva McGonagall, Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts 5. Poppy Pomfrey, on-site medical examiner at Hogwarts (Plaintiff priority) 6. Harry Potter, student at Hogwarts 7. Rita Skeeter, journalist for the Daily Prophet 8. Severus Snape, Potions Master at Hogwarts 9. Dolores Umbridge, Official for Ministry of Magic Education Office (Plaintiff only)

LEGAL DOCUMENTS
1. Statutes and Regulations 2. Available Case Law 3. Complaint 4. Answer 5. Stipulations 6. Order DENYING Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment on Count 1

AVAILABLE EXHIBITS
1. Curriculum Vitae of Severus Snape 2. Curriculum Vitae of Poppy Pomfrey 3. Curriculum Vitae of Dolores Umbridge 4. Letter Sent via Owl from Dumbledore to all employees, dated June 21, 2008 5. Letter Sent via Owl from Cornelius Fudge to Albus Dumbledore, dated April 15, 2009 6. Letter Sent via Owl from Cornelius Fudge to Albus Dumbledore, dated May 9, 2009 7. Letter Sent via Owl from Dumbledore to all employees, dated May 9, 2009 8. Letter Sent via Owl from Dumbledore to Amos Diggory, dated May 11, 2009 9. Polyjuice Potion section from Advanced Potion-Making by Libatius Borage 10. Confudus Charms: Separating Myth from Truth, by Fidelius Flitwick 11. Autopsy of Cedric Diggory 12. Handwritten note in possession of Rita Skeeter 13. Photograph of Cedric Diggory (not provided in case packet; see Special Instruction 14)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Witness Availability: A. Diggory and Umbridge may only be called by the plaintiff. B. All other witnesses may be called by either party. However, some witnesses (Pomfrey and Dumbledore) are subject to priority constraints (see Special Instruction 2(A)(i)). 2. Captains Meeting Procedures A. Steps #13: The parties announce whether they will exercise priority over certain witnesses. i. Plaintiff has priority over Pomfrey. Defense has priority over Dumbledore. ii. If a party exercises its priority over a particular witness, the exercise of priority acts as an immediate selection of the witness. iii. If a party elects not to exercise its priority over a given witness, that witness may be selected by either party during the witness draft (Step #3 on the Captains Meeting Form). C. Step #4: The parties draft witnesses until each party has three. i. The call order is DPDPDP. ii. Once one party selects its third witness, the other party selects its remaining witnesses. 3. If the plaintiff calls Dumbledore, then Dumbledores defense-side affidavit is not part of the case packet for purposes of that round and may not be referenced by either side for any purpose. In all other rounds, Dumbledores plaintiff-side affidavit is not part of the case packet for purposes of that round and may not be referenced by either side for any purpose. Rules Governing Trial Procedures: 4. Non-attorneys at counsel table. The only non-attorneys who may sit at counsel table are Amos Diggory (for the plaintiff) and Albus Dumbledore (for the defense). A member of the plaintiff teams roster may sit at counsel table as Diggory regardless of whether the plaintiff calls Diggory as a witness. A member of the defense teams roster may sit at counsel table as Dumbledore as long as the plaintiff is not calling Dumbledore as a witness in that round. 5. Reading of Exhibits. Should a team wish to read aloud for the jury an exhibit (or part of any exhibit) or stipulation, any such reading must be deducted from the teams time to present arguments and evidence. The time spent reading the exhibit aloud shall be deducted from that teams total 5 minutes for opening statement, 25 minutes for direct examination, 25 minutes for cross examination, or 9 minutes for closing argument, depending on whether the reading occurs before the conclusion of the second opening statement, after opening statements but before the plaintiff has rested, after the plaintiff has rested but before the defense has rested, or during the reading teams closing argument. This Special Instruction addresses only issues of timing, not issues of evidence or admissibility. 6. Application of Thomas v. Selwyn. No team may amend its pleadings before or during trial or object to testimony or evidence as irrelevant because that team is no longer asserting an argument that it asserted at the pleading stage. A. This Special Instruction precludes both teams from conceding elements or issues that they have previously contested for the purpose of excluding otherwise relevant evidence. It also precludes the defense from conceding either of the affirmative defenses (comparative fault or excuse) that it raised in its Answer. B. For example, the defense may not attempt to stipulate to the element of causation or concede that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named killed Cedric Diggory, and then object to plaintiff evidence

regarding causation as irrelevant because the issue of causation is no longer in dispute. This is because the defenses Answer denies the Complaints causation allegations. As another example, even if the defense chooses not to pursue its affirmative defense regarding comparative fault at trial, it may not object to plaintiff evidence rebutting that affirmative defense as irrelevant. Finally, because the plaintiffs Complaint alleges that Cedric Diggory suffered harm that included pain, sickness, and death and that Cedric suffered said harm as a direct and proximate result of the negligence of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the plaintiff may not object to defense attempts to suggest that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was in fact not the cause of Cedric Diggorys death. C. This Special Instruction does not preclude teams from choosing not to raise certain arguments at trial that they raised in their Complaint and Answer. For example, the defense need not affirmatively contest causation during its statements and examinationsthat is, a defense may focus exclusively on other elements so long as it does not attempt to preclude the plaintiff from offering evidence on the issue(s) that the defense is no longer contesting. Rules Governing Case Materials: 7. Each document with a signature block has been signed. No attorney or witness may assert that a document with a signature block has not been signed by the individual who is purported to have signed the document in the case materials. This does not relieve the party offering the document from its obligation to establish authenticity. 8. No witnesses were deposed. Instead, witnesses who provided affidavits were instructed that their affidavits should contain all information known to them that may be relevant to their testimony and that they were required to update their affidavits if anything new occurred to them until the moment before the trial began. None of the affidavits has been updated since the date above its signature block. Witnesses are required to acknowledge the information contained in this paragraph if asked. 9. No affidavit or portion thereof may be admitted into evidence regardless of whether the person who gave the affidavit is called as a witness at trial. For example, the plaintiff may not offer into evidence the affidavit of Albus Dumbledore as an admission by party opponent, regardless of whether such affidavit would otherwise be admissible. This Special Instruction, however, does not bar a testifying witness who has given or read an affidavit from drawing conclusions based on that affidavit, testifying to the contents of that affidavit, or being cross-examined on information or statements contained in that affidavit subject, as always, to the rules of evidence. Nor does this Special Instruction affect the use of affidavits for impeachment purposes. 10. All of the exhibits contained in this case packet (including, but not limited to, CVs and expert reports) constitute the final or most recent version of the document in question. No attorney or witness may assert anything to the contrary, but witnesses who are unfamiliar with a particular document may testify that they do not know. 11. No attorney may object under Wizarding World Rule of Evidence 1002 (i.e., raise a best evidence objection) if the original writing, recording, or photograph in question is not among the Available Exhibits in this case packet. 12. No witness may deny the authenticity of any materials provided in the case packet, but witnesses who are unfamiliar with particular materials may testify that they do not know. A witness whose affidavit or report mentions a particular document or other materials must acknowledge, if asked, that the version of that document or other materials provided in the case packet is the same as the version mentioned in the witnesss affidavit. Nonetheless, proper

foundation must still be laid before an exhibit may be admitted and all other applicable rules of evidence must be met, subject to a ruling of the trial judge. Thus, nothing in this rule prevents an attorney from objecting on the basis of lack of foundation for authenticity. 13. The only judicial decisions that competitors may mention, or judges may rely upon, as the basis for admitting or excluding evidence are those set forth in the Available Case Law. The portions of the statutes and regulations included in the case materials represent all of the relevant portions of the Wizarding World statutes and regulations on the issues in dispute in this case. Photograph of Cedric Diggory: 14. The plaintiff team may supply and use during trial a single photograph of Cedric Diggory (and only Cedric Diggory). The photo must be shown to the defense during the Captains Meeting and failure to do so shall constitute an absolute bar to using a photo in any way during the trial. The photo may neither include flashes of green light of any kind nor include any other extraneous material that could reasonably be viewed as seeking to advance the merits of plaintiffs case or undermine the defendants case. The person in the photo must reasonably comport with the information provided about Cedric Diggory in the case materials, e.g., age and physical attractiveness. Upon a proper challenge by the defense lodged at the captains meeting, the AMTA representative may bar the plaintiff from using any photo that does not comply with this Special Instruction. Note: A More Prejudicial Than Probative objection cannot be made on the basis of Cedric Diggorys physical attractiveness. While it is true that Cedrics dashing good looks may convince some jury members to find in favor of the Plaintiff, it does not outweigh the probative value of having a picture of Cedric Diggorys beautiful face on a demonstrative. Authenticity of Letters Sent via Owl: 15. If a witness whose affidavit says the witness is familiar with a Letter Sent via Owl is presented with that Letter Sent via Owl, he or she must make every effort to authenticate and identify the Letter Sent via Owl as correspondence among or between the stated sender and recipient(s) at the stated time and date. A. A witness whose affidavit says the witness is familiar with an Letter Sent via Owl must acknowledge that the sender, recipient(s), and Letter Sent via Owl addresses represent the people they appear to represent. For example, if a witness whose affidavit says the witness is familiar with an Letter Sent via Owl purportedly sent by Minerva McGonagall, the witness must identify the sender as Minerva McGonagall. Appreciation and Attribution: 16. The Case Committee thanks everyone who helped proofread the case: Bathilda Bagshot, Neville Longbottom, Pansy Parkinson, Parvati Patil, Ernie MacMillan, and Sarah Abbot. The Committee and Ms. Runcorn also thank everyone who provided scientific and technical guidance: John Atterby and Jimbo Blishwick. 17. Ms. Runcorn and the Wizarding World Mock Trial Association wish to credit the authors, scientists and other researchers whose work has been extremely helpful in constructing the technical components of this case. While competitors may not cite during competition the names or contents of the following works and must instead restrict themselves to the materials included

in this case problem, WWMTA encourages students to review the following works for their educational benefit: Turgeon-Ogden H, Nutritive and nonnutritive spellcasting habits: a review, Denison Frisby 1996; Grogan ME, Lekkerkerk MC, Steenbekkers, LPA, Unforgiveable Curse Behaviour of Young Children: An Observational Study, Wageningen: Potion-Making University, Household and Destruction Studies 1998; Zabini VG, Finch-Fletchly AC, Leckie JO, Quantified transfiguration activity data from a four-child pilot field study, J. Exp Analg Environ Epidemiol, 1998; Juberg, Avery, Coughlin, and Thompson, An Observational Study of Horcrux Creating Behavior by Young Children, Pediatrics 2001; Moya, Bearer and Etzel, Childrens Behavior and Physiology and How It Affects Exposure to Environmental Magic, Pediatrics 2004; AuYeung; Canales; Beamer; Ferguson; Leckie, Young Children's Spellcasting Behavior: An Observational Study via Videotaping in a Primarily Outdoor Residential Setting, Journal of Children's Health, 2004; Norris, Research into the magical behaviour of children up to 5 years old, Consumer and Competition Policy Directorate, July 2002; various articles published by the New York Times; websites, articles and other publications by Dr. Dean Ward; information provided by the Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute; Kerrigan, Polyjuice Potion: Use, Effects, Pharmacology, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology News, June 2001; Kerrigan, Felix Felices: Management and Analysis, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology News, June 2001; F. Couper, Marinetti, Imperius Curses: Effects on Human Performance and Behavior, 2002; Mason, Kerns II, MD, Drought of Living Death (DLD) Intoxication, 2001.

CAPTAINS MEETING FORM


Before receiving ballots, teams must turn in one completed copy of this form to the AMTA representative running the captains meeting. Teams may not view (or attempt to view) the Captains Meeting Forms for the trials in which they do not compete. 1. Does the Plaintiff wish to exercise its right of first priority and call Poppy Pomfrey? Circle one. Yes No

2. Does the Defense wish to exercise its right of first priority and call Albus Dumbledore? Circle one. Yes No

3. The parties select remaining witnesses according to Special Instruction Rules 2(C). Record the witness names in the order they are selected. Thus, witnesses should be recorded in the following order: first, any witnesses selected through the exercise of priority (e.g., Dumbledore); and, finally, any remaining witnesses selected according to Special Instruction Rules 2(C). Plaintiff Witness Lineup 1 2 3 4. Before the end of the Captains Meeting, each party must disclose to the other party the order in which it will call its witnesses to the stand and the gender of each witness. Defense Lineup

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

STATUTES AND REGULATIONS


Wizarding World Civil Code (selected provisions) 318. Claims for Negligence. To prevail on a negligence cause of action, a plaintiff must prove that: (1) plaintiff was owed a duty of care by defendant; (2) defendant breached that duty by failing to exercise due care; (3) defendants breach of duty directly and proximately caused injury to plaintiff; and (4) plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the foregoing. 319. Claims for Negligence Based on Statutory Violation (Negligence Per Se). A defendant is liable for negligence based on his unexcused violation of a statute or regulation if the plaintiff establishes that: (1) the defendant violated a particular statute or regulation; (2) the plaintiff suffered harm; (3) the plaintiffs harm was a direct and proximate result of the defendants violation of the statute or regulation; (4) the statute or regulation was designed to protect against the type of harm caused by the defendants conduct; and (5) the plaintiff is within the class of persons that the statute or regulation is designed to protect. 662. Claims for Strict Liability A plaintiff alleging strict liability must prove that: (1) the defendant manufactured or sold a defective product; (2) the plaintiff suffered harm; and (3) the defect in the product was the direct and proximate cause of the plaintiffs injury.

AVAILABLE CASE LAW


NOTE: All cases are from the Wizengamot, which is the highest court in the Wizarding World. CAUSATION, HARM, AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES Clearwater v. Honeydukes (1961) Causation has two components: cause in fact (or direct cause) and proximate cause. To show cause in fact, the plaintiff must establish either that she would not have been harmed but-for the defendants conduct or that the defendants conduct was a substantial factor in bringing the harm about. Proximate cause requires showing that the particular harm suffered by the plaintiff was both a foreseeable result of the defendants wrongful or unlawful conduct and is of a type that could reasonably have been anticipated. In performing this analysis, the factfinder must first identify the particular risks that made the defendants actions culpable and then determine whether the injury suffered is among those risks. The classic example involves a parent who hands a small child a wand, which the child then drops on the plaintiffs foot. Although it was of course negligent for the parent to give the child a wand, the risk that made the parents actions culpable was that the wand may discharge and injure someone and the harm that the plaintiff actually suffered could equally have occurred had the wand been a stick. Maroons v. Three Broomsticks (1985) When a defendant raises the affirmative defense of comparative fault, the negligence of the plaintiff and the plaintiffs agents is weighed against whatever culpable conduct of the defendant has been alleged by the plaintiff. For example, in a case in which the plaintiffs sole claim is negligence per se, the plaintiffs negligence is to be weighed against the defendants fault in violating the applicable statute. The allegation of comparative fault does not permit either party to introduce evidence of the defendants conduct that would not otherwise be admissible, such as evidence that the defendant did or did not act negligently. Although this may appear to be comparing apples to oranges, juries commonly determine comparative fault by applying different standards to different parties. GENERAL EVIDENTIARY ISSUES AND CASE PROCEDURES Burdens of Proof Jeff v. Warios Wandkit (1974) Absent some special rule to the contrary, a plaintiff in a civil case must establish all the elements of her claim by a preponderance of the evidence (i.e., establish that all elements are more likely than not true). Likewise, an affirmative defense must be proven by the defendant by a preponderance of evidence. Depositions Crigler v. Dudley (1981) The only objections that need or may be made during a deposition are those to the form of the question or to assert a privilege. All other objections are preserved for trial and may be raised when an opposing party seeks to admit the entire deposition or portions thereof. A trial judge has discretion to admit a deposition in whole, admit it in part, or exclude it altogether.

Experts Diggory v. Adams (1993) Under the Wizarding World Rules of Evidence, trial judges must ensure that any scientific testimony or evidence admitted is not only relevant but reliable. In determining whether expert testimony is sufficiently reliable, judges should consider only the methods employed and the data relied upon, not the conclusions themselves. Richards v. Flourish and Blotts (1997) Wizarding World Rule of Evidence 703 does not afford an expert unlimited license to testify or present a chart in a manner that simply summarizes the testimony of others without first relating that testimony to some specialized knowledge on the experts part, as required under Wizarding World Rule of Evidence 702. The court must distinguish experts relying on hearsay to form scientific conclusions from conduits who merely repeat what they are told. The testimony of the former is admissible; that of the latter is not. Tarot Readers Association of Wizarding World v. Merrell Dow (1994) In assessing reliability under Diggory v. Adams, judges should consider, among other factors, whether the theory or technique has been or can be tested, whether it has been subjected to peer review and publication, whether it has a known error rate, and whether it has gained widespread acceptance within the field. These factors, while relevant, are not necessarily dispositive. For example, lack of publication does not automatically foreclose admission; sometimes wellgrounded but innovative theories will not have been published. Indeed, there is no definitive checklist in making a preliminary assessment of whether reasoning or methodology underlying expert testimony is scientifically reliable. Judges must make such assessments based on the totality of the circumstances, and the proponent of such expert testimony must meet the threshold proof requirement of a preponderance of the evidence.

STATE OF WIZARDING WORLD : CIRCUIT COURT : BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY -------------------------------------------------------: Cedric Diggory, a minor, by and through : Case No. 10-CV-1017 ECC his parent, Amos Diggory : Plaintiff, : : - versus : COMPLAINT : Hogwarts Toy Co., :: JURY TRIAL REQUESTED Defendant. : -------------------------------------------------------: COMES NOW Amos Diggory, as parent and natural guardian of Plaintiff Cedric Diggory, a minor, alleges as follows: PARTIES 1. Plaintiff Cedric Diggory (hereinafter Cedric) was a male adult born on October 2, 1992. 2. Amos Diggory (hereinafter Amos) is the parent of the above-named plaintiff. 3. Defendant Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (hereinafter Defendant) is a school of magic organized with a principal place of education in the Wizarding World. JURISDICTION AND VENUE 4. Plaintiff brings this suit under the Wizarding World Civil Code, thus giving this court subject matter jurisdiction. 5. The Court has specific personal jurisdiction over Defendant because the acts from which this lawsuit arises occurred within Wizarding World and general personal jurisdiction over Defendant as it conducted continuous, systematic, and routine practices within Wizarding World. 6. Venue is proper in this Court. ALLEGATIONS OF FACT 7. The Triwizard Tournament is an event hosted by Defendant. 8. The Triwizard Cup was secretly a Portkey. 9. On or about May 8, 2009, Cedric grabbed the Triwizard Cup at approximately noon. 10. When the Portkey is touched, it teleports the holder to a mysterious graveyard near the Riddle House. 11. After touching the Triwizard Cup, Cedric was teleported to the graveyard near the Riddle House. 12. Upon arriving at the graveyard at approximately 12:01 p.m., Cedric was blasted by a Killing Curse and died. 13. Cedrics condition, as detailed in Exhibit A, is consistent with the signs and symptoms of a Killing Curse. There was no sign of a puncture wound of any sort. 14. The Killing Curse was caused by Peter Pettigrew, who was at the graveyard that Hogwarts Triwizard Cup teleported Cedric too. COUNT 1: NEGLIGENCE(Civil Code Section 662) 15. Plaintiff incorporates Paragraphs 1 through 15 by reference and makes the Same a part hereof. 16. Defendant owed a duty and care to Cedric Diggory to keep him reasonably safe from harm as a contestant to the Triwizard Tournament.

17. Defendant breached this duty of care in their negligent planning and execution of the Triwizard Tournament. 18. On or about August 8, 2009, Cedric suffered harm that included death. 19. Cedric suffered said harm as a direct and proximate result of the negligent planning and execution of the Triwizard Tournament of the Defendant. 20. Cedric suffered damages as a result of Defendants actions and the dangers present in the Triwizard Tournament. Claim for Relief WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully requests judgment against Defendant as follows: a. For Plaintiff Cedric Diggory, in an amount appropriate for physical pain and mental anguish suffered as a result of defendants actions; b. For Plaintiff Cedric Diggory, in an amount appropriate to compensate for his loss of life; c. For Plaintiff Cedric Diggory, in an amount appropriate to deter dangerous and unreasonable action by the industry; and d. For such other and further relief as the Court may deem just, proper and equitable. Respectfully submitted on this day, August 15, 2009, ___________________________________________ Attorney for the Plaintiff

STATE OF WIZARDING WORLD : CIRCUIT COURT : BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY -------------------------------------------------------: Cedric Diggory, by and through : Case No. 10-CV-1017 ECC his parent, Amos Diggory : : Plaintiff, : : - versus : ANSWER : Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, :: JURY TRIAL REQUESTED Defendant. : -------------------------------------------------------: COMES NOW Defendant Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Hogwarts) and answers as follows: PARTIES 1. Admitted. 2. Admitted. 3. Admitted. JURISDICTION AND VENUE 4. Admitted. 5. Admitted. 6. Admitted. ALLEGATIONS OF FACT 7. Admitted. 8. Admitted. 9. Hogwarts lacks sufficient information to form a belief as to the truth of this allegation and therefore denies it. 10. Hogwarts admits only that the Triwizard Cup can teleport the holder to another place, and otherwise denies the remaining allegations contained in paragraph 10 of the Complaint. 11. Hogwarts lacks sufficient information to form a belief as to the truth of this allegation and therefore denies it.
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12. Hogwarts lacks sufficient information to form a belief as to the truth of this allegation and therefore denies it. 13. Admitted. 14. Denied. COUNT 1: NEGLIGENCE 15. Hogwarts repeats and reasserts its responses to the foregoing paragraphs as fully set forth herein. 16. Denied. 17. Denied 18. Hogwarts lacks sufficient information to form a belief as to the truth of this allegation and therefore denies it.. 19. Denied. 20. Denied

AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES A. Plaintiffs claims are barred by the doctrine of comparative fault, specifically the negligence, lack of due care, and/or recklessness of Amos Diggory and Harry Potter. B. Any negligence by Hogwarts in this case was excused because Hogwarts couldnt have known nor shouldnt have known that Bartemius Crouch, Jr. was pretending to be Alastor Moody. Respectfully submitted on this day, September 1, 2009, ___________________________________________ Attorney for Hogwarts

STATE OF WIZARDING WORLD : CIRCUIT COURT : BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY -------------------------------------------------------: Cedric Diggory, a minor, by and through : Case No. 10-CV-1017 ECC his parent, Amos Diggory, : Plaintiff, : : - versus : STIPULATIONS : Hogwarts Toy Co., : Defendant. : -------------------------------------------------------: The parties in the above-entitled action hereby stipulate as follows: 1. This trial has been bifurcated. The initial phase shall deal only with liability. All questions relating to the amount of any damages shall be deferred until a second phase, which shall occur only if the jury finds liability at the first stage. 2. The Triwizard Tournament was a tournament hosted by Hogwarts that tested the magical mettle of student wizards from three different magical schools. 3. Both parties waive any and all objections to the admissibility of the Autopsy of Cedric Diggory. No further foundation is needed and this document may be received at any time. 4. Barty Crouch killed and transfigured into a bone by his son, Barty Crouch, Jr. at an unknown time and buried in an unknown area at an unknown time. 5. During pretrial discovery, each witness testifying at trial produced to counsel for both parties all of the following (but only the following) documents and exhibits: tangible items expressly referenced in that witnesss affidavit. 7. Both parties waive any and all objections arising under the Random Will of the Ministry of Magic and its Biases. ____________________________ Attorney for Plaintiff ________________________ Attorney for Hogwarts

STATE OF WIZARDING WORLD : CIRCUIT COURT : BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY -------------------------------------------------------: Cedric Diggory, a minor, by and through : Case No. 10-CV-1017 ECC his parent, Amos Diggory, : : Plaintiff, : : - versus :: Hogwarts Toy Co., :: Defendant. : -------------------------------------------------------: ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON COUNT 1 1. Defendant has moved for summary judgment on Count 1 of the complaint (negligence), arguing that it is entitled to judgment as a matter of law because Hogwarts was not the intended authority over safety of the Triwizard Tournament. That motion is DENIED. 2. Accordingly, this case will proceed to trial solely on Count 1. On this day, August 16, 2010, it is so ordered. ____________________________________ The Honorable Caleb Rogers

EXHIBITS

Severus T. Snape
1124 Spinners End EXPERIENCE

Grumpy Professor of Potions and Chair, Department of Potions,


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, 1993present Teach classes, perform original research, chair department, lower self-esteem of children.

Magical Terrorist, Death-Eaters of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, 1984-1992


Obtain information for He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Steal objects of power to be used as violence against innocents. Witness murders and torture proceedings. EDUCATION Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with high honors Potions B.S. (1972); Dance B.A. (1972) PUBLICATIONS (recent representative research) Co-Author, Annoying Behavior of Children, International Journal for Asshole Teachers,Spring 2007. Author, How Potions Professors Can Use Child Psychology to Make More Insecure Students, Wizarding Teachers Journal, 2007. Author, Locations That Pose the Greatest Risk to Children: My Classroom, A Doushces Mind, June 2005. Co-Author, Fancy Footwork: How Kicking Children in the Face Exposes Them to Risk, Pediatrics, 2002. HONORS Finalist, Acevedo Award for Contributions to Potions (2008) Students Choice Award, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (1999) Top Attorney at Dublin ORCS for Hogwarts A 1574 in Wizarding World Mock Trial (1976, 1977) PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Wizarding Society of Potion Masters British Assholes Association National Association of Child Trauma-Inducers, Past President International Association of Potion-Masters

Poppy Pomfrey, M.D.


610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1700 London, England

EDUCATION University of Georgia School of Magical Medicine Medical Doctorate, emphasis in Unforgiveable Curses (1937) Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry B.S. in Transfiguration (1933) PROFESSIONAL Hogwarts Hospital Wing Treating Physician (1940present) Treat patients facing emergency conditions, particularly those missing bones or other parts of the human anatomy LICENSES & HONORS Wizarding World Medical License Minister of Magics Medical Medal of Honor (2004) PUBLICATIONS (representative list) Full bibliography of eight total publications available upon request.
Author, I Agree With Britney: Im Not That Innocent, WIZARDING JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (2004) Author, I Also Agree With Beyonce: If You Liked It Then You Shouldve Put a Ring On It (Horace) WWMA REVIEW (2010)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS (complete list; all current) Wizarding World Medical Association American Potions Institute American Society of Professional School Nurses

Dolores Umbridge
3149 Rancho Sierra Bend Wizarding World Hills, Wizarding World 484-883-1017

EDUCATION

Masters in Public Health, Health Policy Management 1991 Doctorate in Education 1991
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, magna cum laude B.M. in Transfiguration, Minor in Human Services 1987 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Ministry of Magic, 1999-Present Senior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic Oversees Intergovernmental Affairs, Communications, Policy and Planning, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Facilities among other functions. Spearheaded legislative efforts for priorities identified by the Education Department and provided information to the Ministry of Magic Legislature, when appropriate, for education legislation. Investigated and disciplined individuals and companies in violation of Educational Decrees Ministry of Magic, London, England 19911999 Associate Director for Education Policy Addressed public policy and management challenges in government agencies and nonprofit research organizations. PUBLICATIONS (recent representative research) Author, How Legislatures Can Make the World a Safer Place from Commies, American Journal of Health 1999. Author, Magical Education: Where are the Highest Risks? (Hint: Its Hogwarts) International Journal of Politics, June 1997. Co-Author, The Debate Over Defensive Spells: To Legalize or Criminalize? Journal of American Health Policies 1993. HONORS Who would give such a cold-hearted bitch any honors? Seriously? PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Society of Education Politicians Organization for Education and Public Policy American Educational Association Everyday Safety

July 21, 2008 To All Employees, I am pleased to inform you that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is hosting the first Triwizard Tournament in over a century! This Tournament is an idea from the Ministry of Magic, and while everything must be done with their approval, it is definitely going to be our Tournament that is run, organized and executed by you and yours truly. I shall be needing assistance, I dare say, in organizing this little shin-dig, in particular from your wonderful Deputy Headmistress, Minerva McGonagall. Anywho, have an excellent day and Im looking forward to seeing you all at the start of term! Sincerely, Albus Dumbledore Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

April 15, 2009 Dear Albus Dumbledore, During a private meeting I had with you, you spoke of Barty Crouchs recent disappearance and possible death. You suggested that we cancel the Triwizard Tournament, because there might be a possibility of danger. Since then, the Ministry has reviewed the situation and find no connection between the disappearance of Barty Crouch and the Triwizard Tournament. We dont even know if hes dead, Albus! I find no reason to cancel the Tournament. What would happen if we cancelled the Tournament and found that Barty was actually alive the entire time? It would be embarrassing for the Ministry and, dare I say it, especially embarrassing for you and your school. There have already been too many problems connected to this Tournament, all under your watch, and I cant risk the total humiliation this would cause throughout the Wizarding World. If you do anything to hinder the continuation of this Tournament, Albus, the Ministry will have to consider dramatic changes to Hogwarts. In particular the position of Headmaster. (Am I being clear? Im threatening your job in a roundabout way, just wanted to be sure you understood). The Ministry remains grateful for your vision in leading the school. That said, the Ministrys paramount obligation is to the well-being of our credibility abroad, and the Minsitry formally declines your request to cancel the Tournament. Sincerely, Cornelius Fudge Minister of Magic
May 9, 2009

Dear Albus Dumbledore, I hope you know what kind of trouble youve caused for this country and for your government. Never mind our disagreement about the existence of V-------t (even though it is complete balderdash!), look at what you have done concerning Cedric Diggory! We left you responsible for minimum safety precautions for this Triwizard Tournament and you have completely failed. We thought that checking for the Triwizard Cup being a Portkey, or other such basic safety measures, was within the scope of the greatest wizard who ever lived, but it seems like that is not so. The Ministry of Magic will not take any responsibility in this matter, the death of Cedric Diggory is squared on your shoulders. Sincerely, Cornelius Fudge Minister of Magic

May 9, 2009 To All Employees, I want to send a message to you all concerning the loss of one of the greatest students this school has ever seen, Cedric Diggory, and ask that you remember him. Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord V------t. Remember Cedric Diggory. Albus Dumbledore Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

May 11, 2009 Dear Amos Diggory, I am so sorry for your loss. I also apologize for the lack of communication between you and myself or any of my staff so that you could know all of the information. There were important happenings, and they needed my attention. I do know how your son died, and while the Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this, I think you deserve to know the truth. The Triwizard Cup was turned into a Portkey by a Death-Eater posing as a Hogwarts professor. It teleported Cedric to a distant place in Britain, were not exactly sure where. Because it was Harry Potter that was needed, and not Cedric, he was killed by Lord V-------t, who is now his powerful self once again. Harry Potter was able to escape V-------ts clutches and grab the Triwizard Cup, and he brought Cedrics body back to the Quidditch Pitch. I know that you must be sad, and reacting to your sons death in anger. But as for suing us, Im afraid that is an unrealistic endeavor that will only cause you more heartache and pain. You can go ahead and try, Hogwarts isnt responsible for Cedrics death. We had nothing to do with it. It wasnt our job to keep your son safe, your complaint is better directed elsewhere. Again, sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Albus Dunbledore Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Wtichcraft and Wizardry

Polyjuice Potion From Advanced Potion-Making Libatius Borage Effect: Allows a human drinker to assume the form of another person Side effects: Attempts to transform into animals or part-humans will not reverse automatically Characteristics: Before addition of final ingredient:

Thick and mud-like Bubbles slowly Looks like vomit Tastes like vomit

After addition of final ingredient:

Taste and color vary depending on the person being turned into

Brewing time: One month Difficulty level: Advanced Ingredients: Lacewing flies (stewed 21 days) Leeches Powdered bicorn horn Knotgrass Fluxweed (picked at full moon) Shredded Boomslang skin A bit of the person one wants to turn into (typically hair)

Confundus Charms: Separating Myth from Truth By Filius Flitwick, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry What are Confundus Charms? Confundus Charms, the abbreviation for Confundigraminalgine Charms, is a spell that can be used on both human beings and magical will objects. These objects have the ability make usually a small number of human-like distinctions (ex: age, what is forgotten, etc.) and are just as susceptible to Confundus Charms as human beings. What are Confundus Charms Used For? Confundus Charms are used, in essence, to confuse the person or object its aimed at. This is often done to suggest they do something that they usually wouldnt do. One common mistake that people make is thinking that the Unforgiveable Curse, the Imperius Curse, is the only spell that can make someone do something they ordinarily wouldnt. This is not so. Confundus Charms are a very reliable, and sometimes more effective, way of getting someone to do something that they normally wouldnt. Confundus Charms essentially give someone confusion, and make them more open to suggestion by whoever is giving the Confundus Charm. This way, people and objects are forced into confusion, and then tricked into doing something that they wouldnt do normally. In a way, Imperius Curses are more about forcing something down someones throat, whereas Confundus Charms simply influence, with similar results. What effect do Confundus Charms have on humans? The effects of Confundus Charms on animals (other than humans) are well known. Its effects on humans, however, are less documented because it is not considered safe to test Confundus Charms on humans. Moreover, Confundus Charms effects on non-human animals tell us little about its effects on humans because many charms affect humans differently than other animal speciesin fact, sometimes they affect humans more harshly. Confundus Charms can produce effects similar to that of idiocy or absent-mindedness. These effects motivate the recreational use of Confundus Charms. Adverse effects of Confundus Charms can include long term condition of being a dumbass, brain damage, and sensations close to that of being drunk. The duration of Confundus Charms effects can vary. Usually the effects last one to three hours, although the influence that is exhibited is difficult to remove. How do Confundus Charms cause these effects? Magic. Do Confundus Charms affect everyone in the Same fashion? No. Confundus Charms can have a range of effects on humans. Those effects depend on a number of factors, including: the size, age, health, medical history, level of intelligence, susceptibility to peer pressure, concentration of butterbeer, and genetic makeup of the person. Generally, Confundus Charms has a greater effect when used by powerful wizards; it affects

women more sharply than men, since they have lower brain levels generally; it affects children more harshly and quickly than adults; it affects smaller, lighter people more easily than it affects larger, heavier people. The factor that most greatly determines the extent to which someone will be affected by Confundus Charms is the power of the wizard using the charm. While the same dose may affect different people differently, generalities can be stated. How can Confundus Charms be treated? There is no way to treat Confundus Charms. If someone is permanently damaged by Confundus Charms, then the best thing to do as a community is to give up on that person. Thats just life.

WIZARDING WORLD CITY AUTOPSY REPORT Case No.: Decedent: Age: Performed by: 19-2-163-GM Date of Autopsy: Cedric James Diggory Sex: 17 Date of birth: Poppy Pomfrey August 9, 2009 Male October 2, 1992

GENERAL EXAMINATION The body appears to be that of a well developed, well nourished, incredibly attractive, male child. The body is 6 feet tall, weighs approximately 185 lbs (all muscle, I assure you), and appears compatible with the stated age. The deceased is now nude. Personal effects accompanying the body include a yellow and black jersey bearing the letter H, jeans, underwear, white socks, and black shoes. The body is identified by parent, Amos Diggory, as Cedric Diggory. Identification was confirmed by treating physicians, medical records, and dental records. EXTERNAL EXAMINATION Rigor mortis is fully developed in extremities, jaw, and neck. Liver mortis is fixed and present in the posterior dependent portions of the body. The deceased has dark brown scalp hair averaging 2 inches in length. The eyes are closed, conjunctivae are free of petechiae, corneae are clear, and irises are brown. Ear canals and nostrils are unremarkable. Teeth are natural and in good repair. The neck is straight. The chest and abdomen are symmetrical and flat. The genitalia are those of a circumcised male adult. Testes are descended bilaterally, and the anus is atraumatic. Legs are straight and symmetrical. The body presents with no bruising and, other than evidence of medical therapy, the external examination is unremarkable. There is no evidence of external injury. EVIDENCE OF MEDICAL THEREAPY An endotracheal tube is present in the mouth. Puncture wounds are recent in both antecubital fossa. INTERNAL EXAMINATION HEAD and NECK: The brain weighs 1143 grams. The cerebral hemispheres, midbrain, and pons are symmetrical. Cross-section reveals no contusions, hemorrhages, infarctions, or tumors. Some cerebral edema is present. Neck shows no abnormalities or signs of infection. Larynx present with abrasions in the musculature. The cartilaginous and bony structures are intact, and the thyroid is unremarkable. BODY CAVITIES: The body is opened with a Y-shaped incision. The organs are present in their usual positions and relationships. There are no adhesions or abnormal fluid collections. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: The heart weighs 60.2 grams and has a normal shape. The epicardial and endocardial surfaces are smooth and glistening. The coronary arteries follow the distribution of right dominance, and are free of atherosclerosis. The myocardium is reddish-brown and firm with dark red central discoloration of the left ventricle and septum consistent with hypoxic injury. Pulmonary arteries present with hypoxic vasoconstriction at the precapillary level. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: The right and left lungs weigh 89 and 77 grams respectively. The pleural surfaces are smooth, glistening and have red-purple coloring. Cross-section reveals the parenchyma to be congested and moderately edematous. There are no pulmonary emboli. Some aspirated food remains in the airways, and there is evidence of a bronchospasm.

LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM: The liver weighs 418 grams. The hepatic capsule is smooth, glistening and intact. The parenchyma and gall bladder are unremarkable. GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT: The stomach and intestine are unremarkable. The esophagus contains partially digested food. The esophagus also displays abrasions and inflammation. Abrasions may be from vomiting, insertion of the tracheal tube, and/or choking on a foreign object. RETICULOENDOTHELIAL SYSTEM: The spleen weighs 37 grams and has a smooth intact dark red-purple capsule covering a red-purple moderately firm parenchyma. URINARY SYSTEM: The right and left kidneys have a normal shape and weigh 47grams and 46 grams respectively. The capsules strip with ease revealing smooth cortical surfaces. The collecting systems, ureters, and bladder are unremarkable. The urinary bladder contains 84 ccs of urine. MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION: Heart: Sections of the heart are ischemic and reveal contraction band necrosis secondary to hypoxia. There is no acute or chronic inflammation. No significant fibrosis is present. No evidence of tumor or previous infarction. Lungs: Sections show marked capillary congestion and moderate pulmonary edema, especially on the alveoli. Focal amorphous material consistent with aspirated gastric contents is present. Kidneys: No significant or acute chronic inflammation. OPINION Medical evidence places death at 1402 hours on May 8, 2009. Medical records indicate the deceased was hit with a Killing Curse, which resulted ultimately in death. _______________________ Poppy Pomfrey Only Medical Examiner at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Albus, I have a warning I need to give you. Its about one of your employees, Alastor Mad-Eye Moody. Do not trust him. I dont believe he is who he says he is, and I believe that he has been doing evil things behind the scenes. You were worried about someone putting Potters name in the Goblet of Fire? This is him. I do not have enough evidence to back up my claim, so you will have to await my explanation for now. I am looking into it, but trust me, Moody is up to no good. Keep your eyes on him, he will slip up and you will know why I gave you this note. BC

AFFIDAVITS

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AFFIDAVIT OF AMOS DIGGORY After being duly sworn upon oath, Amos Diggory hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Amos Diggory. I live at 107 Myers St. Apt. 3B, London, England. I was married to my spouse Lee Diggory until Lee died in June 2008 in a freak apparation accident. Lee and I had only one child, Cedric. Cedric was born October 2, 1992. Cedric was generally a happy kid. He loved to play Quidditch, and had so much energy! He loved the competition of Quidditch, but he always played fair and respected his teammates and his opponents. I remember once in his sixth year he was seeker against Gryffondor, and when Gryffondors seeker (Harry Potter of all people), fell off his broom, Cedric had caught the Snitch. But when he found out what happened, he didnt want the win, he thought it was unfair. That was just the kind of person Cedric was. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was going to be running a Triwizard Tournament! I had only heard about those in my History of Magic class. And Cedric was of the proper age, so I couldnt help but hope that he was selected as Triwizard Champion. I was so excited to get the letter from him, saying that he had been selected as a champion! It did me proud to see him on the cover of the Daily Prophet the next day. I was a little irked that Harry Potter was stealing the show away from my son. My son had a chance to shine, and Potter had to cheat and get his name in the Goblet of Fire so that he could hog all of the glory. But Cedric told me to calm down, he stood up for Potter. He always did that, stood up for people. I was able to see Cedric perform at the first task. Fighting dragons! It was then that I realized how dangerous this Tournament could be. I asked Cedric later if he felt like dropping

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out, but he was adamant about continuing to compete. I told him my concerns but he said Dont worry, Dad, Dumbledore is running this show. Hes not going to let anything bad happen to me. I used to have a high opinion of Albus Dumbledore. I believed my son then, and I was a fool for believing him. I missed the Second Task, which was too bad because Cedric apparently performed better that day than he did at the First Task. It was going to be between him and Potter, going down to the Third Task. I would rather it had been between Cedric and someone who had legitimately joined the competition, but I was glad that Cedric was in the running to win. The day before the Third Task I was able to have a nice conversation with Cedric, the last one I ever had. I told him Id treat him to a nice dinner, but he said he needed to prepare for the final task, and he was right. We planned on having a big celebration the next day, whether he won or lost. My instinct told me to beware of the next day, so I told Cedric again about how I felt about him being safe. He grasped my shoulder and told me Im going to be fine, Dad. Dont worry about me. I couldnt be safer. The Third Task involved a maze at the Quidditch Pitch, but no one in the audience could see what was happening. I wasnt worried, though, until the maze was deconstructed by Dumbledore about an hour into the Final Task. I couldnt see from where I was, but I knew there must be a reason behind it, and I didnt see my son anywhere. I went down to try to find out what had happened, but one of the Hogwarts faculty, Severus Snape, rudely told me to stay in my seat. He said that I didnt have any more right than anyone else to get into the Pitch to find out what was happening. Did he even understand that my son could have been harmed? I shouted out to Dumbledore from where I was, but he ignored me.

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Then, about fifteen minutes later, Id guess, it happened. Harry Potter flashed back to the Quidditch pitch, and he brought with him my dead son. I pushed Snape out of the way and went over to my son. I cried for I dont know how long. This was my son, and he shouldnt have been taken from me. He was supposed to be safe. Eventually I pulled myself together enough to have Cedric moved. He went to the hospital wing, where Madam Pomfrey determined the cause of death to be the Killing Curse. I still didnt understand what was going on, and I deserved an explanation for why my son was dead. But Dumbledore was nowhere to be found, I couldnt find anyone who could tell me anything. And no one approached me either, like they had more important things to worry about than telling me why my son was dead. The only one who did come to me was Rita Skeeter, reporter for The Daily Prophet. She was the only one who was able to give me any information. She told me that, during the Third Task, Cedric Diggory disappeared somehow, and that the Triwizard Cup was used as a Portkey. I cant believe something that big went unchecked by Hogwarts. She told me I should force some answers from Hogwarts. Best advice Ive ever been given. I was so angry. I sent a Howler to Dumbledore, demanding that if I didnt get some answers, and if I didnt get one million dollars, then I would sue Hogwarts for all the money it had. Dumbledore sent a letter back. He told me that the Triwizard Cup was turned into a Portkey by a double agent (how could they let a double agent in?). It teleported Cedric and Potter to a distant part in Britain and Cedric was killed by You-Know-Who. A ridiculous story, I know, since You-Know-Who had been dead for thirteen years. As for me suing Hogwarts, thats what really riled me up. Go ahead and try, Dumbledore wrote. Hogwarts isnt responsible for

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Cedrics death. We had nothing to do with it. It wasnt our job to keep your son safe, your complaint is better directed elsewhere. I called a lawyer that afternoon. Im suing Hogwarts for so much money that I will never have to worry about money againenough that Hogwarts thinks twice about the safety of its students. Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibits 1-2 (Exhibits A and B to the Complaint); Exhibit 24 (Letter written by Dumbledore to me dated May 11, 2009); and Exhibit 30 (Photograph of Cedric Diggory). I hereby attest to having read the above statement and affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

_____________________________ Amos Diggory Subscribed and sworn before me on this, the 18th of June, 2010. _____________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF ALBUS DUMBLEDORE (DEFENSE SIDE) After being duly sworn upon oath, Albus Dumbledore hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. I taught Transfiguration at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1943 and moved on to become Headmaster ten years later. I knew I wanted to be a schoolteacher ever since I abandoned my Quest for immortality by finding the Deathly Hallows- but thats another story entirely, Im sorry, my mind wanders. So you see, Ive been Headmaster for a long time, but I never expected that I would host a Triwizard Tournament. The last of those was when I was a child (and yes, I am that old). It was an idea that the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, discussed with me. I was hesitant at first, but I agreed to host the Triwizard Tournament at Hogwarts. I know that Fudge wanted to have the international reputation that came with running a good Triwizard Tournament in Britain, which of course I couldnt give a Crumble-Backed Snorklumps tookus about. I was initially hesitant because of the reason why the Triwizard Tournament was cancelled: safety. I received positive messages from the Ministry of Magic, however. Dont worry about a thing, Albus, Cornelius said to me. Well send Barty Crouch over, hell represent the Ministry. Hell look after safety. I believed that with Ministry being represented, then safety wouldnt be an issue. I knew Barty from my time at the Wizengamot, and I knew hed do a fine job. I also added some of my own talents to Ministry-prescribed safety features, namely providing the age line around the Goblet of Fire. This made it so that only seventeen-year-olds or older could put their names in the Goblet of Fire for consideration as champions for their school during the Triwizard Tournament. This was an important safety feature that had to exist for me to even allow my school to be the setting for the Triwizard Tournament.

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There were several things that made me worried, however. First was the selection by the Goblet of Fire of a fourth champion, Harry Potter. Harry Potter is a fine young man who I am proud to call a friend, and he would never do such a thing as directly disobey school rulesin this situation, at least. He is not a glory hog, no matter what people think of him. Not to mention that he is not nearly powerful enough a wizard to pass through my age line (if I do say so myself) or to cast a powerful enough Confundus Charm to trick the Goblet of Fire into selecting him as a fourth champion! I knew that something was suspicious about why Harry was selected, and I warned Barty Crouch about it. I was not surprised, however, that Cedric Diggory was selected as our champion, and I was proud to have him represent us in the Triwizard Tournament. Cedric Diggory was a fine young man, kind and honest, and the world is at a loss without him. I repeat what I believe were already clearly expressed condolences. Minerva McGonagall approached me about cancelling the Tournament the night of the champion selection, or forcing Harry Potter out of the competition. While I agreed with her on her concerns about safety, it was not my place at all to take any action whatsoever. I was merely hosting the Tournament, not even running it, and it was not my job to run safety precautions, that was the Ministry of Magics job, specifically Barty Crouchs. Suspicious activity continued. The disappearance of Barty Crouch before the Third Task was very disquieting. On April 23, 2009, Harry Potter came to my office warning that he had run into Barty Crouch, who seemed to have gone mad. I have no idea why this would be so. I went to where Potter had told me he had found Barty Crouch, near the Forbidden Forest, but he was nowhere to be seen, and I would never see him again.

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I had a private meeting with Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic, about cancelling the Tournament. Enough is enough, I said. Cornelius, someone else is going to get hurt if we dont stop this now! I tried my best to reason with him, but Fudge was adamant that Crouchs disappearance and possible death had nothing to do with the Triwizard Tournament. He could not risk the international embarrassment of cancelling a Tournament he had put so much of his reputation on. The Third and final Task of the Triwizard Tournament came, and I was on my guard for possible villains behind the scenes. The Third Task was a maze, and the winner of the Task had to master the maze and find the Triwizard Cup. We had developed a safety feature that Crouch had come up with before his untimely disappearance: red sparks for forfeit. This was absolutely important since the audience would not be able to see how the champions were doing in the maze (which, I want to say, makes for rather dull observance, I think). I personally did not do any safety checks on the Triwizard Cup, that was usually Barty Crouchs job. Not far into the Task red sparks went up. McGonagall and I went to where the red sparks were, and found Fleur Delacour, the Beaxbatons champion, unconscious. This was strange, and with further investigation found Viktor Krum, the Durmstrang champion, unconscious as well. I instantly deconstructed the maze and found that both Potter and Cedric Diggory were missing, as was the Triwizard Cup. I was able to come up with an educated (and accurate) guess as to what had happened. The Triwizard Cup was turned into a Portkey, by the same person that put Harrys name in the Goblet of Fire, and both Harry and Cedric grabbed at the Triwizard Cup at the same time. I still had no idea where it could have taken them, however. I was curious as to who could have made the Triwizard Cup into a Portkey, but I was more preoccupied with the whereabouts of my

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students. Looking back, I probably would have at least suspected the man I knew to be Alastor Mad-Eye Moody, since he was the one who was in possession of the Triwizard Cup the longest. Twenty minutes after the deconstruction of the maze, Harry Potter returned clutching both the Triwizard Cup and the dead body of Cedric Diggory. As I approached the two boys, I heard Potter saying Hes back, to me several times. I knew who he meant. He meant the Dark Lord V-------t. The elaborate scheme now made more sense to me. The Ministry of Magic still pretends that V-------t could not be alive, and to lie like this does disservice to Cedric Diggorys memory. He was a victim of Lord V-------t. I saw Amos Diggory weeping over his child, heartbroken. I was too shocked by the news of V-------ts return to notice the disappearance of Harry Potter and Moody, but it was brought to my attention by Severus Snape, our Potions Master. It was then that I realized that the man I knew to be Alastor Moody at the time was not Moody at all, the real Moody would not separate Harry from me. I knew that there was a malicious motive behind it, and I led Minerva and Severus to Moodys office, where we saved Harry from being killed by Moody. But it wasnt Moody at all, but Barty Crouchs son, Barty Crouch Jr., a Death-Eater who had been sentenced to Azkaban (by his own father) years ago, and who I believed had died there. We interrogated him and questioned Harry Potter, only to confirm what I already had pieced together in my mind. Barty Crouch Jr. had the real Moody captive (we eventually freed the real Moody), used a clever potion I have had some experience with called Polyjuice Potion to pretend to be Moody, put Harry Potters name in the Goblet of Fire and used a Confundus Charm in order to make Potter a fourth champion, and made the Triwizard Cup into a Portkey so that when

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Potter touched it, he would be within the grasp of Lord V-------t. He also admitted to killing his father, Barty Crouch, for fear of suspicion. This was another example in what was becoming a tiresome and somewhat shameful record for Hogwarts as a school that hosts dangerous criminals hiding in secret. V-------t himself hid among us a few years ago, inhabiting the body of our Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Quirrell. There was then a Horcrux that influenced a girl to open the Chamber of Secrets, which released a monster that attacked several students and easily could have killed any of them (dont ask me to explain what a Horcrux is, its very complicated). Then Sirius Black, an escaped convict from Azkaban, was somehow able to hide within Hogwarts for months, and we still dont know how. I am very sorry to say that you cannot ask Barty Crouch Jr. about his part in this story, to confirm its truth. Soon after we captured him, the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, came in with a dementor, a dementor that proceeded to suck the soul out of Barty Crouch Jr. Of course, there was no way that Hogwarts is responsible for the events that occurred. It was not even the primary responsibility of Hogwarts to look over safety of the Triwizard Tournament, it was the Ministry of Magics job. And there was no way of knowing that Barty Crouch Jr. was pretending to be Alastor Moody, he was using Polyjuice Potion, which Severus tells me is a very effective and deceptive tool used by dark wizards. On this last point concerning Crouch Jr., I know that Miss Skeeter has made the case that I received some handwritten note from Barty Crouch Sr. before he died, one warning me not to trust Alastor Moody, saying that he wasnt who he said he was. I assure you that Rita Skeeter is lying, that there was no such note on my desk. She is a reporter desperate for a story, and it is only her word and a fabricated copy that is holding her story together.

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My heart goes out to Amos Diggory. I too, have lost family members, and I know what he is going through. But he is taking his anger out on the wrong person. It was clear to me that he was when he sent a Howler to me soon after his sons death, one which demanded I give a million Galleons to persuade him not to sue me. I replied with a polite letter. I feel bad for Amos, but I honestly dont think we did anything wrong here. Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibits 8 through 17 (which are all Letters Sent via Owl I either sent or received); Exhibit 27 (the handwritten note purportedly written by Barty Crouch but which I believe was fabricated by Skeeter); I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

_____________________________ Albus Dumbledore Subscribed and sworn before me on this July 20, 2010,

_____________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF ALBUS DUMBLEDORE (PLAINTIFF SIDE) After being duly sworn upon oath, Albus Dumbledore hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. I taught Transfiguration at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1943 and moved on to become Headmaster ten years later. I knew I wanted to be a schoolteacher ever since I abandoned my Quest for immortality by finding the Deathly Hallows- but thats another story entirely, Im sorry, my mind wanders. So you see, Ive been Headmaster for a long time, but I never expected that I would host a Triwizard Tournament. The last of those was when I was a child (and yes, I am that old). It was an idea that the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, discussed with me. I was hesitant at first, but I agreed to host the Triwizard Tournament at Hogwarts. I know that Fudge wanted to have the international reputation that came with running a good Triwizard Tournament in Britain, which of course I couldnt give a Crumble-Backed Snorklumps tookus about. I was initially hesitant because of the reason why the Triwizard Tournament was cancelled: safety. I am considered the greatest wizard in the world, however, and I knew that Id be up to the task of managing safety at my school. Dont worry about a thing, Albus, Cornelius Fudge said to me. Well send Barty Crouch over, hell represent the Ministry. Hell help Hogwarts faculty look over safety. I believed that whether the Ministry was represented or not, safety wouldnt be an issue on my watch. I knew Barty from my time at the Wizengamot, and I knew hed be an absolute failure when it came to safety protocol. I was able to add some of my own talents to Ministry-prescribed safety features, namely providing the age line around the Goblet of Fire. This made it so that only seventeen-year-olds or older could put their names in the Goblet of Fire for consideration as champions for their school

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during the Triwizard Tournament. This was an important safety feature that had to exist for me to even allow my school to be the setting for the Triwizard Tournament. There were several things that made me worried, however. First was the selection by the Goblet of Fire of a fourth champion, Harry Potter. Harry Potter is a fine young man who I am proud to call a friend, and he would never directly disobey school rulesin this situation, at least. He is not a glory hog, no matter what people think of him. Not to mention that he is not nearly powerful enough a wizard to pass through my age line (if I do say so myself) or to cast a powerful enough Confundus Charm to trick the Goblet of Fire into selecting him as a fourth champion. I knew that something was suspicious about why Harry was selected, and I warned Barty Crouch about it, even though he would be completely ineffectual in doing anything about it. I was not surprised, however, that Cedric Diggory was selected as our champion, and I was proud to have him represent us in the Triwizard Tournament. Cedric Diggory was a fine young man, kind and honest, and the world is at a loss without him. I repeat what I believe were already clearly expressed condolences. Minerva McGonagall approached me about cancelling the Tournament the night of the champion selection, or forcing Harry Potter out of the competition. I agreed with her on her concerns about safety, and I easily could have cancelled the Tournament then. But the rest of the Hogwarts faculty and I agreed to keep the Tournament going, so as to see things play out and look for clues as to incriminate who put Potters name in the Goblet of Fire. It was a risky move, and looking back I should have done all in my power to stop the Tournament right there and then.

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Suspicious activity continued. The disappearance of Barty Crouch before the Third Task was very disquieting. On April 23, 2009, Harry Potter came to my office warning that he had run into Barty Crouch, who seemed to have gone mad. I have no idea why this would be so. I went to where Potter had told me he had found Barty Crouch, but he was nowhere to be seen, and I would never see him again. I had a private meeting with Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic, about cancelling the Tournament. Enough is enough, I said. Cornelius, someone else is going to get hurt if we dont stop this now! I tried my best to reason with him, but Fudge was adamant that Crouchs disappearance and possible death had nothing to do with the Triwizard Tournament. He could not risk the international embarrassment of cancelling a Tournament he had put so much of his reputation on. That should not have been an excuse for me. I could have ended it, but because a warped, frustrated old man was throwing a hissy fit I decided not to. I shouldnt have let Fudge stop me. The Third and final Task of the Triwizard Tournament came, and I was on my guard for possible villains behind the scenes. The Third Task was a maze, and the winner of the Task had to master the maze and find the Triwizard Cup. We had developed a safety feature that Crouch had come up with before his untimely disappearance: red sparks for forfeit. This was absolutely important since the audience would not be able to see how the champions were doing in the maze (which, I want to say, makes for rather dull observance, I think). I personally did not do any safety checks on the Triwizard Cup, that was usually Barty Crouchs job. Not far into the Task red sparks went up. McGonagall and I went to where the red sparks were, and found Fleur Delacour, the Beaxbatons champion, unconscious. This was strange, and with further investigation found Viktor Krum, the Durmstrang champion, unconscious as well. I

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instantly deconstructed the maze and found that both Potter and Cedric Diggory were missing, as was the Triwizard Cup. I was able to come up with an educated (and accurate) guess as to what had happened. The Triwizard Cup was turned into a Portkey, by the same person that put Harrys name in the Goblet of Fire, and both Harry and Cedric grabbed at the Triwizard Cup at the same time. I still had no idea where it could have taken them, however. I was curious as to who could have made the Triwizard Cup into a Portkey, but I was more preoccupied with the whereabouts of my students. Looking back, I probably would have at least suspected the man I knew to be Alastor Mad-Eye Moody, since he was the one who was in possession of the Triwizard Cup the longest. Twenty minutes after the deconstruction of the maze, Harry Potter returned clutching both the Triwizard Cup and the dead body of Cedric Diggory. As I approached the two boys, I heard Potter saying Hes back, to me several times. I knew who he meant. He meant the Dark Lord V-------t. The elaborate scheme now made more sense to me. The Ministry of Magic still pretends that V-------t could not be alive, and to lie like this does disservice to Cedric Diggorys memory. He was a victim of Lord V-------t. I saw Amos Diggory weeping over his child, heartbroken. I was too shocked by the news of V-------ts return to notice the disappearance of Harry Potter and Moody, but it was brought to my attention by Severus Snape, our Potions Master. It was then that I realized that the man I knew to be Alastor Moody at the time was not Moody at all, the real Moody would not separate Harry from me. I knew that there was a malicious motive behind it, and I led Minerva and Severus to Moodys office, where we save Harry from being killed by Moody.

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But it wasnt Moody at all, but Barty Crouchs son, Barty Crouch Jr. We interrogated him and questioned Harry Potter, only to confirm what I already had pieced together in my mind. Barty Crouch Jr. had the real Moody captive (we eventually freed the real Moody), used a clever potion I have had some experience with called Polyjuice Potion to pretend to be Moody, put Harry Potters name in the Goblet of Fire and used a Confundus Charm in order to make Potter a fourth champion, and made the Triwizard Cup into a Portkey so that when Potter touched it, he would be within the grasp of Lord V-------t. He also admitted to killing his father, Barty Crouch, for fear of suspicion. This was another example in what was becoming a tiresome and somewhat shameful record for Hogwarts as a school that hosted dangerous criminals hiding in secret. V-------t himself hid among us a few years ago, inhabiting the body of our Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Quirrell. There was then a Horcrux that influenced a girl to open the Chamber of Secrets, which released a monster that attacked several students and easily could have killed any of them (dont ask me to explain what a Horcrux is, its very complicated). Then Sirius Black, an escaped convict from Azkaban, was somehow able to hide within Hogwarts for months, and we still dont know how. I am very sorry to say that you cannot ask Barty Crouch Jr. about his part in this story, to confirm its truth. Soon after we captured him, the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, came in with a dementor, a dementor that proceeded to suck the soul out of Barty Crouch Jr. It was Hogwarts responsibility, and mine, to look after the safety of its students, including Cedric Diggory. It was a responsibility that we shared with the Ministry of Magic, as hosts to the program. I also should have known that the Alastor Moody teaching for Hogwarts

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that year was not actually Moody at all. He was one of my good friends for years, and looking back he clearly wasnt acting himself, because he wasnt himself, he was Barty Crouch Jr. On this last point concerning Crouch Jr., I know that Miss Skeeter has made the case that I received some handwritten note from Barty Crouch Sr. before he died, one warning me not to trust Alastor Moody, saying that he wasnt who he said he was. I assure you that Rita Skeeter is telling the truth. I remember reading the letter and not thinking much of it while I was reading; I didnt think anything Crouch suggested would be of much usefulness. When Crouch disappeared (ahem, killed by his son) the next day, I still didnt suspect that there was something to his note. Looking back, this note clearly hinted at why he was killed. Right after interrogating Crouch Jr. and questioning Harry Potter, I remembered the letter (and how I should have heeded it) and went up to my office and destroyed it, so it wouldnt incriminate me. It doesnt matter now, however. Before the end of term, Cornelius Fudge was able to garner support to have me thrown out as Hogwarts Headmaster, despite what was overall a very good run at Headmaster, I thought. The Hogwarts faculty and I should have done more to ensure safety, however. I received a Howler from Amos Diggory saying that he would sue Hogwarts for every Sickle it had. I hope he succeeds in his endeavor, despite what I wrote in reply to him the next day. Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibits 8 through 17 (which are all Letters Sent via Owl I either sent or received); Exhibit 27 (the handwritten note written by Barty Crouch); I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and

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must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

_____________________________ Albus Dumbledore Subscribed and sworn before me on this July 20, 2010,

_____________________________ Sue Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF GILDEROY LOCKHART After being duly sworn upon oath, Gilderoy Lockhart hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Gilderoy Lockhart. From September 2006 to May 2007, I lived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. Since then, Ive lived at St. Mungos Mental Hospital, where I am the hospitals most attractive and most famous patient. I acknowledge that I have memory problems. The problems started in May 2007 and they havent gone away or gotten any better. You see, when trying to wipe the memories of two twelve-year-old children with a broken wand, the memory charm backfired and Ive had difficulty remembering things since. I often have trouble recalling information. I forget details like times and dates. Often when I walk from one side of my cell-like room to the other, I forget the purpose of my walking there. More embarrassing than forgetting things is that sometimes things I (think I) remember turn out to be incorrect. For example, one time my memory of something that happened to one mental patient in the same mental hospital as mine didnt actually happen to themthe events I remembered actually happened to a completely different mental patient. Sometimes I have trouble remembering things that happened a short time ago (for example, what I did yesterday) and I have even more trouble remembering things that happened months or years ago. The longer ago something happened, the worse my memory of the event. I also get certain awards mixed up, such as Witch Weeklys Most Charming Smile (its true), and the names of my books I also forget. Still, my memory of the information in this affidavit is good. I came by Hogwarts on May 8, 2009 because I had left a particularly fabulous violet robe in my office when I had left the school two years before. I dont remember how I was able to exit

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St. Mungos Hospital (they frown on that sort of thing), or how I was able to get to Hogwarts, but I suppose that doesnt matter. While I was walking down the hallway, I saw Cedric Diggory. I remember exactly what Cedric was wearing that day: purple socks, red tie, black cloak, and a green T-Shirt with a silver snake on it. Im positive thats what Cedric was wearing on August 8, 2009. Cedrics cheeks were red and his eyes looked glassy. While I was walking to my office (I had forgotten where it was) I saw an overweight man with thinning blonde hair. His face was scared and he had a large, electric blue eyeball that looked fake in one eye socket. He was aiming his wand at a trophy looking object that looked to be about a foot long and five inches wide. I am 100% sure now that it was The Triwizard Cup that the man was holding. I am also 100% sure that the man I saw was Mad-Eye Moody. I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. By signing this document I swear to or affirm the truthfulness of its content. I was told this affidavit should include absolutely everything I remember that may be relevant to this case, including about the Diggorys, the Triwizard Tournament, and May 8, 2009, and, despite my memory problems, I did the best I could to follow those instructions. I also understand that I have an opportunity to update this affidavit and that unless such is done prior to such a time where I may be called upon to testify in court, and that in such an event a copy of my updated statement is given to all parties involved in this case, I am bound by the content herein.

_____________________________ Gilderoy Lockhart Subscribed and sworn before me on this, the 13th of May, 2010.

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_____________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF MINERVA MCGONAGALL After being duly sworn upon oath, Minerva McGonagall hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Minerva McGonagall. I live in London at 130 W. 4th Street when Im not teaching at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Teaching has always been my passion. Ive been teaching students Transfiguration at Hogwarts for many years. I realized that if I wanted to teach magic for a living, I would have to work at Hogwarts, which is apparently the only magical school in the United Kingdom. I joined Hogwarts in 1983 as a Deputy Headmistress, which meant that I was heavily involved in all the major events at Hogwarts, as well as disciplining students for bad behavior. It was and still is my dream job. Albus Dumbledore is the Headmaster of Hogwarts and is an amazing and inspiring leader. Dumbledore is amongst the smartest wizards in the world, and could easily take a position with more power (like the Minister of Magic) or make millions doing something else, but instead he took the humble job of schoolteacher and of course became Headmaster. I know Dumbledore is doing this for the love of the kids, I dont know anyone who loves children more. Dumbledore is also a great bossalways encouraging, always patient, always open-minded. I cant say enough good things about Dumbledore. Hogwarts started me at a base salary of 80,000 galleons annually and gave me a 5,000 galleon raise every year. As Deputy Headmistress, I was heavily involved with the Triwizard Tournament that was hosted at Hogwarts a little under a year ago. The Triwizard Tournament was a competition between three schools (Hogwarts, Beaxbatons, and Durmstrang) that used to be held every year in the 19th century, but due to safety problems and casualties of participants, it was stopped. It was the idea of Cornelius Fudge, Minister of Magic, for Hogwarts to host the first Triwizard

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Tournament in over a century, probably for political popularity, if I know anything about Cornelius. I was initially concerned about safety for students, not only the ones at Hogwarts but from Beaxbatons and Durmstrang, who would also be competing. My worries were quieted, however, by Albus Dumbledore, hes the only man who can quiet me down. He said that there would be safety precautions taken during the Triwizard Cup, it would only be for those who are above the age of 17. He also told me that safety of the Triwizard Tournament would be overseen not just by the Ministry of Magic, but also by Hogwarts staff. Its my responsibility to see that this Tournament is safe for everyone, Minerva, Dumbledore said to me. Thats what really got me. If there was anyone I trust to see that this Tournament was safe, it was Albus Dumbledore. The Tournament started out smoothly. The students from Beaxbatons and Durmstrang got to Hogwarts safely, and the Hogwarts students were (overall) very polite to the incoming students. The first major event concerning the Tournament was the selection of the champions for each school. This was decided by a particularly magical object called a Goblet of Fire. Slips of papers with candidates names would be placed in the Goblet by those who wanted to compete. The Goblet would then select a champion for each school who would participate in the Triwizard Tournament. I was initially concerned that a student below the age of seventeen would put their name in the Goblet, but Dumbledore had created an age line around the goblet that no one below the age of seventeen could pass. Age lines are difficult to fool, especially for a minor. The champions that were selected were rather predictable-with one very notable exception. Madame Maxime and Igor Karkarov had selected their personal favorites, Fleur Delacour and Viktor Krum, respectively, so it was no surprise that they were selected. And while

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Albus Dumbledore would never select favorites in the way that the other headmasters did, I and the other professors were fairly confident that Cedric Diggory was going to be the champion for Hogwarts. He was intelligent, a hard-working student, and also a wonderful human-being, I had always wished that he had been in my House, Gryffondor. Its heartbreaking to know that he is dead now. The surprise was that Harry Potter was also selected as a fourth Triwizard champion, and an underage one to boot. That was my initial warning that something dark was lurking behind the scenes. I believed that someone older than seventeen must have crossed the age line, and performed a Confundus Charm on the Goblet of Fire, confusing it and suggesting that it choose Potter as the fourth champion. I am not an expert in Confundus Charms, but that is my understanding of how it works. Some, including Professor Severus Snape, had suspected Potter of wrongdoing. But I knew better. Potter was a trouble maker, but he would never do something on this scale, Im proud to say that no one from my house of Gryffondor would. A Slytherin maybe, but not a Gryffondor. Not to mention Potter is nowhere near the caliber to pass Albus Dumbledores age line, or to use a powerful enough Confundus Charm to fool the Goblet of Fire. I had shared my theory with Albus Dumbledore that there were evil motives behind Potters name being called. This was not the first time that a dark wizard was behind the scenes at Hogwarts. Three years before our Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Professor Quirell, was secretly inhabited by the spirit of You-Know-Who. Two years ago, the spirit of You-KnowWho manipulated a first-year into opening a secret chamber in Hogwarts, which released a monster that harmed many and easily could have killed several. Just the year before the Triwizard Tournament a prisoner from Azkaban named Sirius Black was able to break into

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Hogwarts and was on the school grounds for months before he was captured by the Ministry (and eventually escaped). When I shared my fears with Dumbledore, I also told him that we should not let Potter compete in the tournament. I was concerned about a minor performing in a dangerous contest, and although a Ministry representative, Barty Crouch, was forceful about keeping Potter in the tournament so as not to break the rules, I believed that student safety came first. Dumbledore (naturally) had already come to the conclusion that I had about anothers motives being at work, but his plan of action was significantly different from mine. He thought that the best thing to do was to let things play out, and to let Potter compete, so that we could observe and keep our eyes open for clues as to who it could have been who put Potters name in the Goblet of Fire and for what reason. I told him Were playing with fire, Albus, and someones going to get burnt! Dumbledore assured me, however, that he would keep a careful watch on the tournament, and make sure no one was harmed. That did reassure me, and to this day I still believe that Dumbledore did all he could to keep the students and the competitors safe. I never suspected that the man I had known to be Alastor Mad-Eye Moody could have been behind it. I had not known Alastor very well (although he and Dumbledore were good friends), but he was a famous Auror and I didnt even suspect him of any wrongdoing. That was before I knew that he was a Death-Eater in disguise as Moody, of course, but there was no way of knowing that that was the case. The year went on, and there were no clues as to who was behind Potters name being put in the Goblet. There werent many clues as to anything malicious going on at all, really, and I have to say I was caught up in teaching my classes and helping organize the Triwizard Tournament. There was one event that triggered an alarm for both Dumbledore and I, and that

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was when Barty Crouch went missing. Barty Crouch was the Ministry representative at the Triwizard Tournament and had run safety checks on the major events, and made sure everyone was following the rules. One day, he went missing. Potter gave an account of seeing him, apparently mad, near the Forbidden Forest, but when Dumbledore went to find him as soon as possible, he was missing. I now know that he was killed by his son, Barty Crouch Jr., transfigured into a bone, and buried somewhere in the Forbidden Forest. Then came the day of the Third Task, the final task that would determine which champion/school would win the Triwizard Tournament. The Third Task was a maze on the Quididitch Pitch, and at the center of the maze was the Triwizard Cup, which the champions would try to get to. The Triwizard Cup was sent to Hogwarts from the Ministry of Magic the day before the task, and it stayed overnight in Dumbledores office. It was handed to me by who I believed was Alastor Mad-Eye Moody (really Barty Crouch Jr., a Death-Eater), and I am the one who placed it in the center of the maze. I wondered if we should do any checks on the Triwizard Cup, especially considering the possible danger that still lurked, but Dumbledore did not require any last minute safety precautions. I was concerned about champions being in danger in the maze, where people wouldnt be able to see them, but we used a rather clever warning system. If someone wanted to drop out of the maze, they would send red sparks up into the sky. I hoped that a situation wouldnt be so dangerous as to require that, but I was comforted by the safety warning. Unfortunately, a red spark was sent up into the air. When we investigated it, we found that the Beaxbatons champion, Fleur Delacour, was unconscious. When Dumbledore and I went to collect her, we did further investigation and found the Durmstrang champion, Viktor Krum,

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unconscious. We deconstructed the maze at that point, but both of the Hogwarts champions, Cedric Diggory and Harry Potter, were gone, with the Triwizard Cup. Dumbledore had already gained some inkling as to what happened. He guessed that the Triwizard Cup must have been a Portkey, and that Potter and Diggory had grabbed them at the same time. He decided not to tell Potters friends or Cedrics father, Amos, until we knew what had happened. We waited twenty minutes, and were going to escort the students, who were unaware of what had happened. Then, Potter teleported back, with the Triwizard Cup in his hand. Cedric Diggory was with him, but he was dead. I saw Potter weeping over the body. I of course do not blame Potter for what happened to Diggory, all of it was out of his control. Dumbledore had spoken to Potter briefly before Potter was guided away from Cedrics body by Moody. I saw Amos Diggory run to his sons body, and he had a horrified look. I looked away as he started crying. Dumbledore came to me after he had spoken to Potter. Lord V-------t is back, he said. Hes the one who killed Cedric Diggory. This was all a scheme to resurrect him. I was shocked at what Dumbledore was telling me, and also trying to solve it in my mind. Severus Snape came to us at that point, wondering where Potter had gone. We both noticed that he was gone, and I noted to Dumbledore that Moody was with Potter last. Moody was also missing. Thats when Dumbledore knew that Moody must not have been Moody at all, but an imposter. The real Moody would never separate Potter from Dumbledore after such an event as this. Dumbledore, Snape and I rushed to the castle and barged into Moodys office, and stopped him in time from killing Potter. After we forced him to a chair, the effect of the Polyjuice Potion

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was wearing off, and Moody turned into who I recognized as Barty Crouch Jr., a Death-Eater who had been captured and (so I believed) had died in Azkaban. We interviewed him using Veritaserum, a truth serum, which Severus Snape had handy. We discovered that he had been working for V-------t the entire time, and had been pretending to be Mad-Eye Moody while the real Alastor Moody was in a chest in the room. He had used a special potion that I had only heard of, called Polyjuice Potion, that lets the user take on someone elses appearance for a short period of time. I am not an expert in Polyjuice Potion, but this is my understanding of what the potion is. Polyjuice Potion is a very effective potion, and theres no reasonable way that Dumbledore or anyone at Hogwarts knew that it was being used by someone on school grounds, much less a Death-Eater. We also discovered during the interview with Barty Crouch Jr. (and with Potter) that Potter was used as a means of resurrecting Lord V-------t to his once powerful self. It was Crouch Jr. who had put Harry Potters name in the Goblet of Fire, and had used a Confundus charm on it to trick the Goblet into choosing Potter as a fourth champion. He made sure that Potter stayed alive during all of the tasks, and made sure that he would be the first one to reach the Triwizard Cup, which Crouch Jr. had made into a Portkey that would send Potter to a graveyard near the Riddle House, where Potter was used to resurrect Lord V-------t. It was soon after our interview that the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, came to Hogwarts with a dementor, which then sucked the soul out of Barty Crouch Jr. Concerning the death of Cedric Diggory, obviously, my heart goes out to the family. But there was nothing that Hogwarts could have done, realistically, that would have saved his life. The fact that Barty Crouch Jr. was pretending to be the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and secretly committing crimes behind the scenes in an elaborate plan to resurrect his master was

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unforeseeable. Not to mention, the Triwizard Tournament was reasonably safe. We performed safety precautions that helped ensure safety. The Tournament was only for those seventeen and above, there was an age line to keep those below seventeen from even putting their names in the Goblet of Fire for consideration for the tournament. Every task was monitored with one exception, the Third Task, which allowed for the reasonably safe process of using red sparks to request exit from the maze. I honestly dont think we did anything wrong here. I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

_____________________________ Minerva McGonagall Subscribed and sworn before me on this, the 18th of June, 2010. _____________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF POPPY POMFREY After being duly sworn upon oath, Poppy Pomfrey hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Poppy Pomfrey. I am a magical physician (not a nurse!) Currently I am the only magical physician on campus at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I have provided my curriculum vitae to both parties in this lawsuit. That CV includes all of my experience relevant to this case. I am testifying pursuant to a subpoena issued by the party calling me at trial. I am glad to testify. On May 8, 2009, I was at the Quidditch Pitch with almost everyone else getting ready see which Triwizard champion win the Tournament. I was so excited to see Hogwarts win the Tournament, but instead of the excitement I expected, we were all witness to a tragic shock. From the stands I saw Harry Potter appear out of nowhere with who I recognized as Cedric Diggory. I couldnt tell at first, from so far away, but from the somber mood down below, and how still Cedric Diggory remained after being brought back, it was clear that he had died somehow. It was my job to determine how exactly. I went to the Hospital Wing soon after I had seen Amos Diggory go to his dead son, it was more than I could handle. I saw Albus Dumbledore as I was leaving, but he, Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape were all rushing somewhere. Half of the things that Dumbledore does seem to be about saving the world; I decided not to interrupt him. Soon after putting on my gown, Cedric Diggorys body was brought in. We did a formal identification with Amos present, and then I was alone with the body determining the cause of death. It was rather simple, but arduous. There was no sign of impaling, no wound whatsoever, and all of his organs didnt seem damaged. After cancelling out everything, it was clear that

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Cedric Diggory died of a Killing Curse. I never received information from Dumbledore or anyone else as to who could have used the Killing Curse, or how this could have happened. But, given that there is no sign of any other cause of death, I was left with no choice but to find that it was the Killing Curse that killed Cedric. The analysis I used is a standard analysis amongst magical physicians. I should mention that I have testified in court before. It was a criminal trial where a man was accused of using the Drought of Living Death to kill his wife. When testing the potion sample, I had gotten it mixed up with another, much more dangerous dose of the same potion, and gave testimony that influenced the Wizengamot to find the man guilty. This was done despite several other expert witnesses openly disagreeing with me and insulting my credibility. Because of my mistake, the man got the Dementors Kiss and is now a soulless shell of a man, but of course I would never make that kind of a mistake again, and now I always double and triple check everything that Im doing. Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibit 5 (Curriculum Vitae of Poppy Pomfrey); Exhibit 23 (Autopsy); I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

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Subscribed and sworn before me on this, the 18th of June, 2010.

_____________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF HARRY POTTER After being duly sworn upon oath, Harry Potter hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Harry Potter and I live at Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, when Im not at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. My focus is Defense Against the Dark Arts, and I hope to become an Auror someday. I was in my fourth year at Hogwarts when the Triwizard Tournament was being run. I initially thought it would be fun to be the Hogwarts champion, but after protecting the Sorcerers Stone, killing the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, and surviving an attack by hundreds of dementors, I was looking forward to a relatively normal year at Hogwarts. I was kind of relieved that there was a seventeen and up age requirement, so that my friends didnt pressure me into entering the selection process. Plus, Dumbledore had formed an age line around the Goblet of Fire that no one under seventeen could pass through, including me. But on Halloween, when the champions were selected, there was a bit of a surprise. After the three champions were selected, my name was selected. I didnt know how this was possible. Someone older than seventeen could have just put my name in, I suppose, but the Goblet of Fire knew not to select me due to my age, and it knew not to select more than one Hogwarts champion. Im only in my fourth year at Charms, but even I know that it would take a very powerful Confundus Charm to trick the Goblet of Fire like that. It was very awkward when my name was called, and everyone thought I had found out some way of cheating (including my best friend Ron, the ginger bastard). I was expecting to be kicked out of the Tournament, maybe expelled, but the rules forced me to stay in the Tournament, because my name was called. (Weird interpretation of rules, if you ask me).

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I should say now that I wasnt surprised that Cedric Diggory was selected as champion for Hogwarts. I had a friend I was cheering for to be selected, but we all made educated guesses that Cedric would be selected. Despite some rivalry between the two of us over Quidditch (both of us were seekers for different Houses), I always respected Cedric and thought that he was a very decent fellow. What happened to him was terrible, and should never happen to anyone else so innocent, and I can never forgive myself for what happened to him. I was curious about who must have put my name in the Goblet of Fire, but I was focused too much on classes and making sure not to embarrass myself in the three Tasks of the Triwizard Tournament to think about that. I knew that Dumbledore was keeping as close an eye as he could on the situation. Albus Dumbledore is the greatest wizard in the world, and the bravest and kindest man I know. He would never let anything happen to anyone if he could help it. Throughout the Tournament, I got significant help from my Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, the man who I thought was Alastor Mad-Eye Moody. I didnt know then, but now I know that he was making sure that I got far enough along in the Tournament so that I would have good chances to get to the Triwizard Cup. On April 23, 2009, I was near my friend Hagids place when I saw Barty Crouch, the Ministry official for the Triwizard Tournament. I was alone, so I had to ask him to stay where he was while I went to Dumbledores office and get some help. He seemed to be going crazy to me, and I only now know why. After I got Dumbledore, Crouch had disappeared. For the Third Task, on May 8, 2009, I actually had a shot at winning the whole thing, it was me or Cedric. I was happy that Hogwarts was probably going to win. I hoped that nothing terrible would go wrong. But I knew that if it did, I could send red sparks into the sky and I would forfeit the round, but I wasnt going to give up that easy.

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In the maze, I found Fleur Delacour unconscious, and I sent up red sparks for her to be collected and brought out of the maze. I knew something must be wrong, it wasnt the design of the maze to attack someone so seriously. Later, I ran into Cedric and Viktor Krum, the Durmstrang champion, dueling, even though attacking competitors was against the rules. I was able to Stun Krum. Cedric told me that he had been Imperiused, meaning that someone else had used a curse on Krum that made him do that persons will. I later discovered that it was Barty Crouch Jr., pretending to be Mad-Eye Moody, who had used the Imperius curse on Krum. Cedric and I raced to the Triwizard Cup, which we soon found. It was my stupid idea for us both to grab it at the same time, that way Hogwarts would still win, but we could both be winning champions. We both grabbed it at the same time, not knowing that the Cup was a Portkey. The Cup brought us to a graveyard that was near the Riddle House, the house that belonged to V-------ts father. A follower of V-------t came out, and used the Killing Curse on Cedric. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw Cedric fall. It was instantaneous. I had my wand with me, and I knew that something bad was happening, but I didnt get in the way, I didnt try to stop the Death-Eater from killing Cedric. I didnt do anything. Nothing should have happened to Cedric. The Death-Eater was carrying what I thought was a baby at first, but it was really a small version of V-------t, he had been able to regain somewhat of a body in the years since I had last seen him three years previously. The Death-Eater captured me, and used some of my blood in a complicated magical ceremony that gave V-------t a new and powerful body. He had returned. After he summoned his Death-Eaters, V-------t told me how he had wanted me to grab the Portkey/Triwizard Cup, he wanted my blood so that he could harm me. Before, because of my

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mothers sacrificing her life for me, V-------t was unable to harm me, its the reason why his spell backfired when I was a baby and destroyed his old body. Now that he had my blood running in his veins, he could harm me directly. He tried to. He forced me to duel him, but when our wands were used against each other, they connected, in a process Dumbledore told me was called Priori Incantantem. Because of it, reflections of past lives he had destroyed, including my parents, and including Cedric Diggory, came out of V-------ts wand. They were able to distract him, while I ran over to Cedrics body and grabbed the Triwizard Cup, which teleported me back to the Quidditch Pitch. Cedric Diggory ended up helping save my life, in the end, when I didnt do anything to save his. In the chaos of returning to the Quidditch Pitch, I only remember telling Dumbledore quickly that Hes back, and Im pretty sure he knew what I meant. Soon after that, the man who I thought was Alastor Mad-Eye Moody led me away from the crowd, to his office. When he had me alone, he started explaining that it was him who was orchestrating my success in the Tournament in service of V-------t, in order to make sure I touched the Triwizard Cup that he had turned into a Portkey the day before. Im not sure why he was explaining this to me, it seems like a social norm amongst fascist wizards to want to tell me how they did everything for a half-anhour before they kill me. Fortunately, right before he was going to, Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Snape came in and saved me. During that time Moody transformed to his true self, Barty Crouch Jr. I thought he was dead, but he explained in overly elaborate detail how he was able to fake his death with the help of his dad, and then escaped from his father to join V-------t and help him with his rebirth.

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If it wasnt for Dumbledore, I would be dead. If it wasnt for Dumbledore, the whole Tournament would have been a lot less safe. He and the Hogwarts faculty did everything they could to keep all of the champions safe. Cedric Diggory died because of the evil of Lord V-------t, and because I failed to do what I could to help Cedric in the moment. Its an absolute tragedy that I will live with for the rest of my life. Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibit 30 (photograph of Cedric Diggory). I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

_____________________________ Harry Potter Subscribed and sworn before me on this, the 18th of June, 2010. _____________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF RITA SKEETER After being duly sworn upon oath, Rita Skeeter hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Rita Skeeter. Im a journalist. I went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and ran the school paper. I also was very involved in the Hogwarts theatre. Scratch that, I WAS the Hogwarts theatre! I work for The Daily Prophet and I specialize in all kinds of journalism, but mostly the undercover stuff. I find out things that will make you toss and turn in bed, and there are some particularly large skeletons in the closet of Hogwarts. Some of my devoted readers have compared me to Upton Sinclair. Whoever that is, I probably beat the shit out of him when it comes to journalism. I once went undercover as a Ministry official to try and investigate allegations that Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge was having an affair with one of his Senior Undersecretaries. My most recent assignment was doing a story at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This was the assignment of a lifetime, partly because I wanted to be the one to discover whether the rumors were true about Dumbledores sexuality. But I was also able to cover the Triwizard Tournament and all the juicy scandal that was going on between the champions! Barnabus Cuffe, my editor and mentor at The Daily Prophet, thought that Hogwarts would be perfect for my next assignment. I actually thought it was a little small-time for me, but you dont argue with the boss. I was able to get a juicy story about Harry Potter and his love interest, Herlonlie something or other. That one wasnt the kind of coverage I was being paid to do over at Hogwarts, however, and after that there were only a few doozies about half-giants being hired by Hogwarts, yadda yadda yadda. Cuffe told me I better find a story soon. By April 1, Cuffe told me I was running out of time. Cuffe said, If you dont find something spectacular in the next month, there wont be a job waiting for you at The Daily Prophet. I tried to protest but

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Cuffe was insistent: I would lose my job at if I couldnt find a major story by the end of the Triwizard Tournament. I knew he couldnt be serious about firing his star reporter, but I was starting to get worried. Although old Dumby generally didnt like to give interviews, especially with me, I was desperate. On April 22, pretty soon before the end of the Tournament, I went to his office and surprised him with an interview. Instead of being pleasantly surprised, he rushed me out, yelling at me! But my eye did catch something that got my attention. I saw a hand scrawled note on Dumbledores desk, one that seemed to be made in haste. After being given the boot out of Dumbledores office, I waited for old grumpy to get out of his office, so that I could do my own investigative journalism in his office. It was perfectly ethical for me to break into his office; I was a journalist after the truth. I found the note, a warning written by Barty Crouch about the Auror working at Hogwarts, Mad Eye Moody, and suspecting him of foul play. I didnt think much of it at the time, I didnt have any reason to suspect old Mad-Eye, but just in case I made a direct copy using my Quick Quotes Quill, leaving the old one behind. And of course the world knows the rest, thanks to my famous article in The Daily Prophet. Barty Crouch was right: Mad-Eye was dangerous, because he wasnt Mad-Eye at all! He was Barty Crouchs own son, a Death-Eater! The note that I copied was probably the reason why Crouch Jr. offed his dad in the first place! And he orchestrated the event that led to poor little Cedric Diggorys death. And Dumbledore had fair warning, and could have avoided what happened to Cedric!

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Of course, Dumbledore denies it. The original note was not found in his office, probably because he destroyed the thing! Its damning evidence, and he doesnt want that to get out, it would ruin his reputation and completely sink his argument against Amos Diggory. Ive written an entire book about this case, and Im looking for an entire section to be on Diggory v. Hogwarts, what I believe will be the case of the century! Look for it in Flourish and Blotts soon after the case is done, and naughty Dumbledore gets his due! Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibit 27 (the handwritten note from Barty Crouch). I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. By signing this document I swear to or affirm the truthfulness of its content. I understand that I have an opportunity to update this affidavit and that unless such is done prior to such a time whereas I may be called upon to testify in court and that in such an event a copy of my updated statement is given to all parties involved in this case, I am bound by the content herein.

________________________________________ Rita Skeeter Subscribed and sworn before me on this date, January 3, 2010. _____________________________ Sue Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF SEVERUS SNAPE After being duly sworn upon oath, Severus Snape hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Severus Snape. I am the Potions Master at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I also used to be a Death-Eater for the Dark Lord back during his height of power about fourteen years ago, and as such I have expert knowledge as to the standard practices of magical terrorists, particularly those like Barty Crouch Jr. that work for the Dark Lord. After apologizing to the public about my acts of terrorism, which of course was accepted, I went on to teach children. I initially hated the idea, and still do, of having a Triwizard Tournament. Some were concerned about safety, I was more concerned with how many more people, most of them young imbeciles, that would be crowding Hogwarts halls. When I received Dumbledores letter, I imagined the annoyances I already carry with me multiplied by three, and I cried for several days. It got even worse when Harry Potter was selected as a fourth Triwizard Champion. Potter loves fame and glory, and being a Triwizard Champion was only going to inflate his ego even more. He already has enough recognition with being the one that destroyed the Dark Lord (he didnt really do anything, he was just being a little idiot sitting there, pretty lazy way of destroying the Dark Lord if you ask me). Potter didnt need anything else to pump up his selfesteem, it was already unnaturally high. At first I suspected that Potter may have found a way to get his name in the Goblet, but that would have required brilliant magic on his part, and while Potter has manycharacteristics, brilliance is certainly not one of them. Quite the opposite, in fact. When I realized this, I knew that someone else put Potters name in the Goblet of Fire, perhaps for malicious intentions, and

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after initial happiness at the fact that someone had malicious intents for Harry Potter, I regained a sense of concern. No one deserves pain and suffering, I suppose. I should say that I wasnt surprised to see Cedric Diggory become Hogwarts champion. I wasnt necessarily expecting it, though, either. Cedric Diggory seemed to be an adequate student, relative to the average idiocy amongst Hogwarts students, at least. I never particularly liked or respected Cedric, although his father wasnt an ass to me in school so he had that going for him. To be honest, I was hard pressed to think of a single student that would be qualified for entering the Triwizard Tournament, so I wasnt surprised that Cedric Diggory was chosen. While I was suspicious that someone was planning things behind the scenes at Hogwarts, I had no idea who it could be. This was because the person who was doing it was using the guise of someone else, using Polyjuice Potion. Barty Crouch Jr. used Polyjuice Potion to take on the form of Alastor Mad-Eye Moody. Polyjuice Potion was an efficient and frequently used tool by Death-Eaters when stealing or gaining information, at least when I was a Death-Eater. The appearance and voice is completely changed, and some of the mannerisms, I have found, at least with frequent doses (as in the case of Crouch Jr.) translate over into the person that is taking on the form. It was never detected in all of my time as a Death-Eater, it is unheard of to detect the use of Polyjuice Potion unless the effects wore off. I used Veritaserum on Barty Crouch Jr. after we had captured him. Veritaserum is a standard potion used during interrogation, and is effective in eliciting truthful statements from prisoners. Under the influence of the Veritaserum, Barty Crouch Jr. admitted to putting Potters name in the Goblet of Fire and to helping the Dark Lord with his elaborate plan of transporting Potter to the graveyard for the Dark Lords purposes.

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Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibit 4 (Curriculum Vitae of Severus Snape); and Exhibit 18 (Section on Polyjuice Potion in Advanced Potion-Making). I hereby attest to having read the above statement and 67 swear or affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

_________________________ Severus Snape Subscribed and sworn before me this day August 15, 2010

__________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public

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AFFIDAVIT OF DOLORES UMBRIDGE After being duly sworn upon oath, Dolores Umbridge hereby deposes and states as follows: My name is Dolores Umbridge. I currently reside at 3149 Rancho Sierra Bend in Wizarding World Hills. I am the Senior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic in addition to teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts to lying children at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. My qualifications are set forth in a curriculum vitae I provided to both parties. I have extensive experience in academia and public policy, and have covered, taught, and helped establish the Wizarding World standards regarding school safety measures, including safety standards for global magical tournaments hosted by schools. In this case, I was hired by Amos Diggorys legal team in July 2010 to provide some background regarding how the Wizarding World regulates nasty schools like Hogwarts who shirk their responsibilities to the safety of students. Amos Diggorys lawyers are paying me $750 per hour, both for pretrial preparation and for my time at trial. As I understand it, Diggorys lawyers are covering all my fees and will seek reimbursement only if the Plaintiff wins at trial or recovers a monetary award through a settlement. I have spent 25 hours preparing for this case, which comes out to $18,750, and I expect to spend at least another 3 hours at trial. While I have not yet been paid at all, I expect to be compensated as soon as this case is resolved. This affidavit contains all of my conclusions associated with this case. I have not drawn any expert conclusions regarding the cause of Cedric Diggorys death, although I will shrilly express my opinion on that matter as well. In particular, I express an opinion about whether Cedric Diggory was killed by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (foreshadowing: I think its preposterous and a complete lie fabricated by Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter!).

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In 1999, Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge asked me if I would accept an appointment as Senior Undersecretary to the Minister. I accepted and have continued this role, which in particular deals with education policy. During my decade as Senior Undersecretary, I have passed legislation limiting the money that centaurs get for teaching positions, have banned werewolves from working in most places, and limited free speech concerning policies executed by the Minister of Magic. I helped accomplish all of these achievements. My salary at the Ministry of Magic is 96,000 Galleons per year. In 2008, the Wizarding World legislature asked me to testify regarding the risks and benefits associated with the Triwizard Tournament that would be run by Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I testified that the responsibility would be on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to ensure safety precautions of a Triwizard Tournament that they are running. Taxpayer dollars cannot be spent on overregulation of magical schools and their global tournaments. However, I did advocate for minimal Ministry involvement. I believed that it would be necessary for the Ministry to send one of its own, not to run safety precautions, but to make sure that Hogwarts was doing a good enough job. I was particularly suspicious of Hogwarts responsibility concerning safety, they have had a poor record in the past. Namely, the year before the Triwizard Tournament, they hired a werewolf to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts! First of all, Im not even sure if the maximum intelligence levels of werewolves are high enough for any werewolf to be qualified to teach any subject, but namely I couldnt believe Albus Dumbledore would put a dangerous werewolf in close proximity to children every day! Albus Dumbledore, for all of his brilliance, is a reckless man and a reckless Headmaster at Hogwarts. Im sure that someone like, say, me, would do a much better job at running the school. The students would be safer, that is for sure.

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The Ministry of Magic decided to send Barty Crouch as a Ministry representative to look over what Hogwarts was doing concerning safety precautions. I knew Barty Crouch well, God rest his soul, and I knew that he would do as a good a job as any person can at restraining the dangerous antics of Albus Dumbledore. The Ministry heard news of Harry Potters name being called as a fourth champion on October 31, 2008, and how the rules governed that Potter must compete. Crouch reported that there was no conceivable way for Potter to pass Dumbledores age line, and he also reported that a powerful Confundus Charm would have had to be used to trick the Goblet of Fire into picking Harry Potter. In my opinion, Potter wanted to get the glory, and giving the rules the usual regard he has given them, he asked Dumbledore to do him a favor and put Potters name in the Goblet of Fire. And of course Dumbledore, who cant refuse a request from his favorite student, probably did it too, and tried to cover it up. It was probably a mistake that Cedric Diggory was picked as well, I cant imagine Potter wanting to share representation of Hogwarts at the Triwizard Tournament. The most suspicious event that happened after that occurred was on April 23, 2009. We received word that Barty Crouch had gone missing, the last reported sighting from Harry Potter. The Ministry had no idea why this was done, but it seemed entirely implausible that this had anything to do with the Triwizard Tournament. Barty Crouch had convicted many criminals as a judge of the Wizengamot, this was the most likely cause of his disappearance, and we were correct. It seems like the majority of the safety precautions that were in place at all disappeared along with Barty Crouch, however. Dumbledore, far from fulfilling his responsibilities of keeping the Tournament safe, was relying almost completely on Barty Crouch for safety

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measures. Dumbledore still didnt want to do the work when Barty was gone, so he requested of Cornelius privately that the Triwizard Tournament be cancelled. Dumbledore may be insane, but hes not an idiot, he knew that the likelihood of Barty Crouchs killer targeting someone at the Triwizard Cup was minimal, he just didnt want any of the responsibilities that he had as host of the Triwizard Tournament. Cornelius discussed the issue with me, and I agreed that Dumbledores request be denied, it was a silly request. After the tragic events of May 8, 2009, the Ministry of Magic sent me over to Hogwarts to conduct an investigation as to how this could have happened. The faculty and staff at Hogwarts were incredibly rude to me, in particular Minerva McGonagall. If they werent legally obliged to, I doubt theyd speak to me at all! From what I gathered, there were two main issues that caused Cedric Diggorys death to happen. One was that there was a criminal by the name of Barty Crouch Jr. who was posing as the Hogwarts Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, right under Dumbledores nose! I dont know how an act can be kept up that long, even with the help of Polyjuice Potion, unless the Hogwarts staff were just being oblivious or idiotic or both. This criminal was left alone with the Triwizard Cup before the Third Task was conducted, and turned it into a Portkey. Which brings me to the second issue that I observed which is that the Triwizard Cup was never tested or observed to see if there were any safety problems. Common sense, I would imagine! However, this action was too much for high-and-mighty Dumbledore, who couldnt be seen doing the dirty work of basic safety checks, safety checks that would have saved Cedric Diggorys life. In addition to shirking responsibility, Dumbledore wishes to distract from his failure as a Headmaster and human being by pointing the finger at a dead man, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-

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Named. People should be focusing on the crimes of a supposed great wizard like Dumbledore, but the clever man has maliciously invented a story involving a rebirth of the Dark Lord, and has convinced his lapdog, Harry Potter, to help him with the lie. Disgraceful behavior for a Headmaster. Of the Available Exhibits, I am familiar with the following and only the following: Exhibit 6 (Curriculum Vitae of Dolores Umbridge). I hereby attest to having read the above statement and swear or affirm it to be my own. I also swear or affirm to the truthfulness of its content. Before giving this statement, I was told it should contain everything I knew that may be relevant to my testimony and I followed those instructions. I also understand that I can and must update this affidavit if anything new occurs to me until the moment before opening statements begin in this case.

_____________________________ Dolores Umbridge Subscribed and sworn before me on this, the 25th of June, 2010.

_____________________________ Mafalda Hopkirk, Notary Public