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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Law Professors Sue West Publishing Over Treatise Pocket Part

Two law professors have sued West over a supplement to Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure: Law, Commentary, and Forms, which they say does not fairly represent their work. The publisher issued the 2008 pocket part, which normally contains summaries of about 150 new cases, with only three new cases in it. Professor David Rudovsky, of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Professor Leonard Sosnov of Widener Law School, did not work on the newest supplement and say that users will think less of them and their scholarship as a result. West has since sent out a revised pocket part that it believes clarifies the situation, but Professors Rudovsky and Sosnov were not mollified. Read more here in a Chronicle of Higher Education article and here in an article from The Legal Intelligencer.

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