Whispers And Warnings For August 28th

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http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9312

Scottie Pippen loses appeal of suit over reports on his finances
“Former pro basketball star Scottie Pippen has lost his appeal of a lawsuit that sought damages for publication of inaccurate reports about his finances.”

Bully book co-authors accuse each other of bullying, plagiarism
“A former Canadian business exec and a U.S. bestselling author were to write a book together on bullying. Now they’re in a legal battle over plagiarism and bullying allegations.”

Citing Steve Jobs email, DOJ claims Apple changed in-app purchase to retaliate against Amazon
“The federal government outlined a revised punishment for Apple in the ebook pricing case Friday. It argued that Apple changed its in-app purchase rules to retaliate against Amazon. And it wants to make big changes in the way Apple does business in the iTunes Store.”

Correction Department reverses ban on novel
“The state Department of Correction has banned and then lifted its ban on Wally Lamb’s best-selling novel She’s Come Undone.”

Las Vegas Sun, Review-Journal square off in lawsuit
“There is a battle brewing between the two newspapers that serve southern Nevada, and one of them could disappear.”

Manager explains seized newspapers, firing
“(When asked) whether she took any copies of the Mount Pleasant Review’s August edition. The publisher, Cindy Stafford, estimated about 250 were taken in bulk from local businesses and not by individual readers. Williams admitted she did take some.”

Plagiarism can ruin reputations and careers!
“A longtime Yellowstone County official accused of plagiarizing an anti-Obama editorial in a letter to the editor he submitted to The Billings Gazette also may have plagiarized a petition to impeach the president in another letter to the editor published in June.”

Sisters must pay their uncle $125K in libel damages
“A judge has ordered two sisters from Ancaster, Ont., to pay their uncle $125,000 in libel damages for falsely accusing him of sexually assaulting them in a rural farmhouse when they were children.”

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9312