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Friday, August 29, 2008

Publisher Asks For Verdict, Jury Award, To Be Overturned in Defonseca Case

Jane Daniel, the publisher of Mt. Ivy Press, is seeking to have a judgment against her overturned after the plaintiff in that lawsuit, Misha Defonseca, admitted earlier this year that statements in the book Ms. Daniel published are fabricated. Ms. Defonseca claimed in the book, Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years, that she was a Holocaust survivor, but now says that she is not Jewish. Her real story may be just as dramatic. However, she and her ghostwriter say that the statute of limitations for appealing the verdict has expired, and that it was not based on the content of the book, but on Ms. Daniel's failure to promote the book. Ms. Daniel claims that since the verdict was based on untruth, it should not be upheld. Here's more from the Gloucester Times.

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