A federal judge in New York has sanctioned an author $50,000 for submitting false evidence in a copyright and trademark infringement suit against the publisher of the blockbuster "Harry Potter" children's books. The judge found that Nancy Stouffer knowingly submitted fraudulent documents to the court in an attempt to bolster claims that J.K. Rowling copied ideas from Stouffer's unsuccessful children's stories.
Judge Throws Out 'Harry Potter' Copyright Suit
New York Law Journal
September 19, 2002