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Wyrd Sisters lose another round to Harry Potter

Manitoba-based folk group The Wyrd Sisters is continuing its legal battle against the makers of the latest Harry Potter movie, despite suffering another setback in court.

The group lost a bid last November to block distribution of the Warner Brothers film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire across Canada, alleging the movie depicted a band with the same name. Last week, the group was ordered by an Ontario Superior Court judge to pay Warner Brothers' legal costs -- totalling $140,000.

"We will be appealing the disposition of costs," the group's lawyer, Kimberly Townley-Smith, said yesterday.

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Warner Brothers welcomed the ruling, but said it still faces a $40-million lawsuit from The Wyrd Sisters.

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