Rudovsky, et al. v. West Publ'g Corp., et al.

District Court Hearing Notice, Thomson-West's Motion for New Trial


No surprise here; West Publishing has filed a motion to set aside the jury's $5,000,000 verdict in the case brought against them by the two law professors whom West defamed by selling books bearing the professors' names, which contained out-of-date and erroneous statements of law. West claims that:

(1) There was no evidence to support the jury's finding of actual malice;

(2) There was no evidence that anyone understood that the book in question was defamatory to the professors; and

(3) The damages were excessive.

To my knowledge, the story is only available on, which requires a subscription (and it ain't cheap). West filed this motion with the trial court, which tolls the time during which West can file an appeal to the Third Circuit.

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