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them by the two law professors whom West defamed by selling books bearing the professors' names, which contained out-of-date and erroneous statements of law.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 www.law.com, 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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