Defamed Profs May Seek Less From Thomson West
A federal judge declined Wednesday to let legal publishing giant Thomson West completely nix a $5 million defamation verdict that a jury awarded two law professors.
The two professors now have the option of taking either $200,000 each or retrying their case against Thomson West.
U.S. District Judge John Fullam found that the $90,000 each in compensatory damages awarded by the jury was “quite generous,” but not excessive to the point that intervention was warranted.
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(DAVID RUDOVSKY and LEONARD SOSNOV v. WEST PUBLISHING CORPORATION, WEST SERVICES INC., and THOMSON LEGAL AND REGULATORY INC. t/a THOMSON WEST)
Source: Courthouse News Service