March 11, 2013
The Curious Case of Edwin Mellen Press, Part 2: Drop the Second Lawsuit!
While Edwin Mellen Press dropped one lawsuit against Dale Askey, LJ InfoDocket's Gary Price has confirmed that the publisher's founder, Herbert Richardson, is moving forward with the second lawsuit. From the Canadian Library Association:
CLA continues to monitor the legal action taken against Dale Askey by the Edwin Mellen Press. While the lawsuit in which both McMaster and Askey are named has been dropped, the second lawsuit in which Askey is named as an individual remains.
CLA strongly reiterates our support of Dale Askey and of intellectual freedom. We urge Edwin Mellen Press to drop this second lawsuit against Dale Askey.
The libel suit by Edwin Mellen Press against Dale Askey, a university librarian, for expressing his professional opinion about the quality of Edwin Mellen publications is an egregious assault on academic freedom. At this writing, March 8, 2013, the joint libel suit against Askey and McMaster University has been dropped. However, the lawsuit by the Press against Askey still stands. Please stand with Askey and ask Edwin Mellen Press to drop the second lawsuit against him.
To: Edwin Mellen Press
End the second libel suit against Dale Askey.