Rowling began legal proceedings against writer Steve Vander Ark and publisher RDR Books last year after learning of their plans to release The Harry Potter Lexicon. On Monday, Patterson told the court that RDR “failed to establish an affirmative defense of fair use”.
50 Cent is now allowed to spend weekends with his 11-year-old son, after scoring a court victory in his ongoing custody battle with ex-lover Shaniqua Tompkins.
On Monday, New York judge David Freundlich ruled the star can spend alternate weekends with Marquise.
The delighted rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, told reporters outside court in Central Islip, New York, “I’m happy. I get a chance to see him.”
Tompkins is unhappy with the verdict, insisting two weekends per month is too much. After the ruling, she said, “My son doesn’t want every other weekend.”
The pair’s long battle over Marquise intensified in May when Tompkins’ New York home, which was owned by 50 Cent, was destroyed by a fire. Tompkins and Marquise were inside the building when the blaze took place, and she later claimed the star was responsible – a charge he has denied.
The rapper recently spent 10 days with his son at his sprawling Connecticut mansion before heading overseas to shoot a new movie. The move came after 50 Cent and Tompkins reached a temporary custody agreement.