Litigation

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Against J.K. Rowling

LONDON - (AP) A British judge refused to dismiss a plagiarism lawsuit against "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling on Thursday, saying claims that the best-selling author stole ideas from an obscure fantasy book deserved to be considered at a proper hearing. Rowling and her publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.