JK Rowlings Vindicated

law.com: Judge Throws Out 'Harry Potter' Copyright Suit
A federal judge has sanctioned an author $50,000 for submitting false evidence in an unsuccessful copyright lawsuit against the publisher of the blockbuster "Harry Potter" series of children's books.

Southern District of New York Judge Allen G. Schwartz found that Nancy Stouffer had knowingly submitted fraudulent documents to the court in an attempt to bolster claims that the author of the "Harry Potter" series, J.K. Rowling, copied several ideas from Stouffer's unsuccessful children's stories.

Judge Schwartz dismissed, with prejudice, the copyright and trademark infringement claims against Rowling and Scholastic Inc., the books' publisher, and ordered Stouffer to pay her opponents' attorney fees and costs, plus $50,000 in sanctions.

I remember reading about this a while back. Pretty desparate of Stouffer, to forge "evidence."
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