March 2011

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AALL bestows New Product of the Year Award on WestlawNext

March 31, 2011

By Jason Wilson Well, well, well, it’s been a busy week for West Publishing. First the print division gets tattooed for $400,000 in the Rudovsky case and now AALL has bestowed upon the Westlaw division their New Product of the Year award. From the press release: WestlawNext fits how the next generation of legal professionals [...]

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Rudovsky v. West Publishing: Motion denied, remittitur ordered.

March 31, 2011

By Jason Wilson Well, Judge Fullam has issued an order in Rudovsky v. West Publishing denying the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law (or for new trial) and upheld the award of compensatory damages ($90,ooo per defendant) and ordered a remittitur of the punitive damages award to $110,000 per defendant, certainly a [...]

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On editing & updating standards.

March 30, 2011

By Jason Wilson I’ve been catching up with some light reading of various deposition transcripts in Rudovsky v. West Publishing Corp., No. 09-CV-727 (E.D. Penn.), which were publicly available through Pacer.gov. While we wait for the court’s decision on West’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, I’ve reprinted some interesting excerpts related to [...]

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O’Connor’s California Practice * Civil Pretrial is dropping April 9th.

March 28, 2011

By Jason Wilson It took a helluva long time to make it, but the first edition of O’Connor’s California Practice * Civil Pretrial should be hitting customers on April 9th. In an era where publishers have pretty much given up on challenging the status quo of market leading products, this title shows that you can [...]

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I believe in miracles.

March 24, 2011

By Jason Wilson Most of my posts are signal, they relate to what this blog is about, namely legal publishing. But every now and then, they’re noise. Particularly when we look around and just scratch our heads and wonder— What the fuck is going on here? When I feel this way, I tend to find [...]

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The death of embarrassment: an update.

March 23, 2011

By Jason Wilson Last November, I wrote a post about Michael Overly’s book Overly on Electronic Evidence in California. From the post: A couple of weeks ago, we received Michael R. Overly‘s Electronic Evidence in California (2010-11).  I believe we paid full retail of $198.00 for the print copy. It’s a fairly nice product. Perfect bound, with [...]

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Bad Writing: The movie

March 5, 2011

By Jason Wilson I’m not sure how painful this movie will be (on a personal level), but I will watch it. I can’t say I’ll celebrate it though. If you have any appreciation for the craft, I would encourage you to check it out as well. I’ll have a review after my copy comes in.

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Lost: treatise authors

March 2, 2011

By Jason Wilson From Mark Estes comes this statement from the AALL Vendors Colloquium: One challenge vendors face is the difficulty in finding treatise authors. It used to be that treatises were the primary secondary source. Then white papers became important, and now blawgs provide content. Specifically vendors must figure out how to monetize the [...]

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