November 21, 2012
Whatever Happened To The Rudovsky Case?
Anyone remember the Rudovsky case? That’s the one where West was successfully sued by academics David Rudovsky and Leonard Sosnov for defamation when West put their names on a pocket part update that was of low quality. That may be an understatement. The case was notorious for exposing some of West’s editorial practices for a “continuously updated resource.” See my posts The Rudovsky Case and Quality Control and A Bit More On The Rudovsky Case for the details.The parties appealed the outcome to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Not much happened until January 20th of this year when a Stipulation of Dismissal Pursuant to F.R.A.P 42(B) was filed. The parties accepted the Court’s Appellate Mediation Program and essentially settled. The dismissal was with prejudice and without costs to each party. As Paul Harvey would say, now you know the rest of the story. [MG]