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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

West Ordered to Pay $5.2m to Two Law Profs in Dispute Over Treatise

Rudovsky Book I previously blogged (links below) the lawsuit by David Rudovsky (Penn) and Leonard N. Sosnov (Widener) against West, claiming that they were falsely identified as the authors of a poorly researched “sham” supplement to their treatise, Pennsylvania Practice: Criminal Procedure Law, Commentary and Forms. The authors stopped working on the treatise when West cut their annual pay from $5,000 to $2,500 each.

A federal district court jury in Philadelphia has awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages and $90,000 in compensatory damages each to Professors Rudovsky and Sosonov. West says it plans to appeal.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2010/12/west-ordered-to-pay.html

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That's probably more than they would have gotten from the treatise, isn't it?

Posted by: mike livingston | Dec 22, 2010 3:24:45 AM