Harry Potter plot thickens

By Michelle Webster
Updated November 7 2012 - 12:24pm, first published October 25 2009 - 9:54pm

A WAGGA lawyer suing the publishers of JK Rowling's wildly successful Harry Potter series is rumoured to be seeking �500 million for the estate of a deceased English children's author.Kevin Foley has accused Ms Rowling of plagiarism, claiming her book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was largely lifted from Adrian Jacobs' 1987 work The Adventures of Willy the Wizard � No. 1 Livid Land.Publishing company Bloomsbury has stated it will vigorously defend the claims, arguing the accusation is "unfounded, unsubstantiated and untrue."Mr Foley issued proceedings in the High Court of England against Bloomsbury Publishing Plc for copyright infringement in June, working closely with top UK firm DMH Stallard and leading London QC Jonathan Raynor-James, the lawyer who took on Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown.n Continued: Page 2

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