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Whimsic Alley Store sued by Warner Bros

Posted by: Catherine
October 23, 2013, 02:24 PM

Warner Bros has filed a lawsuit against Harry Potter store Whimsic Alley, in Los Angeles. Whimsic Alley, initially an online store, opened store doors in 2004. It then moved location to a larger venue on Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, acquired a "Great Hall" to be rented out for events, and aspired to startContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Reaches Settlement with Former Agent Christopher Little

Posted by: Stephanie_J
January 25, 2012, 11:45 AM

In June, Leaky reported that author J.K. Rowling had ended her association with the Christopher Little Agency.

The Telegraph has published a follow-up article to this story today, reporting that Ms. Rowling and Mr. Little reached a financial settlement outside of court. AccordingContinued...

Misc

"Law Made Fun Through Harry Potter's Adventures" by Karen Morris and Bradley S. Carroll

Posted by: Stephanie_J
January 13, 2012, 09:29 PM

Can't get enough of Harry Potter? Curious about the Law?

Law Made Fun Through Harry Potter's Adventures
explores the intersection of Harry Potter's adventures and Muggle law (or the law of our society).

The book recounts vignettes from the Harry Potter series,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

No Truth to PublishAmerica's J.K. Rowling Claim

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 12:53 PM

J.K. Rowling's spokesman has denied claims made by the publishing company, PublishAmerica, which promised to bring attention to their client's books in a meeting with Ms. Rowling.

According to the AP, PublishAmerica asked writers to submit 50-100 word notes about their work and pay $49 so that a delegationContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Man Jailed Over Theft of First Edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Posted by: Rosi
June 06, 2011, 02:15 PM

BBC News today reports the sentencing of Kevin McGirr, a 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a rare first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. McGirr took the book--worth approximately £6,000 or about $9,800 US--fromContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Copyright Lawsuit Against J. K. Rowling, Bloomsbury Dismissed by Judge

Posted by: Edward
January 06, 2011, 10:10 PM

A lawsuit against Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling and the book's UK publisher, Bloomsbury, by the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs has been dismissed by the judge, a statement from US Potter publisher Scholastic reveals.  The statement reads:
Scholastic is extremelyContinued...

Legal

Followup: Brother of Padma Patil Actress Admits Assault

Posted by: Rosi
December 20, 2010, 11:50 AM

In a followup to a story from July, Ashraf Azad has admitted attacking his sister, Afshan (Padma Patil) over her relationship with a Hindu man. The Guardian reports, "Ashraf, 28, from the Longsight district of Manchester, admitted one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm as hisContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Dismissal Requested for Copyright Infringement Case Against Bloomsbury, J. K. Rowling

Posted by: Edward
July 29, 2010, 01:36 PM

As readers will recall, last February the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs added Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling to a lawsuit against UK Potter publisher Bloomsbury, charging copyright infringement of a 1987 work The Adventures of Willy the Wizard-No 1 LividContinued...

Legal

Padma Patil Actress' Family Charged with Assault

Posted by: Rosi
July 01, 2010, 07:58 PM

The father and brother of Afshan Azad appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 29th June charged with threatening and assaulting the Padma Patil actress. BBC News states that 54-year-old Abdul Azad and 28-year-old son Ashraf Azad, have both been accused of threatening to kill Afshan atContinued...

Legal

Settlement Reached in Wyrd Sisters Legal Battle Against WB

Posted by: Edward
March 28, 2010, 02:13 PM

The Toronto Sun is reporting the lawsuit filed by Canadain folk band The Wyrd Sisters against Warner Bros. has been quietly settled.  Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, for both parties are "subject to a confidentiality clause that prevents either side from revealingContinued...

HBP Film

Counterfeit Half-Blood Prince DVDs Seized in England

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2009, 09:13 AM

Although not quite a week since the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in movie theaters, counterfeit copies of the film are already making the rounds. News today out of England brings word that a raid on a car boot sale in Stafford "resulted in the seizure of more than 10,000Continued...

Legal

Followup on Jamie Waylett Case: Sentenced to Community Service (Updated)

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 07:43 AM

A followup today regarding the legal case involving actor Jamie Waylett (Crabbe), who earlier this month plead guilty to growing cannabis plants at a residence in London, England. Today, the AP reports that Jamie was sentenced to to 120 hours of community service. The report continues: Continued...

Legal

Followup: Jamie Waylett Admits to Cannabis Possession Charge

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 08:36 AM

A followup today regarding the case involving actor Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe) and his arrest involving possession of an illegal substance. Appearing at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, England, the Telegraph reports Jamie plead guilty to growing ten CannabisContinued...

Legal

Suit Filed Against Bloomsbury Regarding "Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire;" Bloomsbury States Claim is "Without Merit"

Posted by: sue
June 15, 2009, 03:02 PM

Today the estate of late children's author Adrian Jacobs filed a suit against Bloomsbury Publishing citing copyright infringement involving Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. In a press release, the estate claims thatContinued...

Legal

Life Sentence Given in Robert Knox Murder Case

Posted by: sue
March 05, 2009, 08:59 AM

Yesterday there was an update in the case involving Robert Knox, the young actor who appears as Marcus Belby in the upcoming Half-Blood Prince, who was tragically murdered last May. As reported earlier, a jury in England found Karl Bishop, 22 guilty of the murder of Robert Knox, and today Mr. BishopContinued...

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