Whispers and Warnings For 06/29/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 06/29/2016

Can a foreigner sue a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil for defamation?
Haiti orphanage founder wants defamation lawsuit reinstated
“U.S. District Judge John Woodcock Jr. ruled earlier this month that Geilenfeld wasn’t living in the U.S. when he filed his claim and the case lacked grounds to be heard in a U.S. court.”

I have my doubts… Why didn’t they write bestsellers themselves to prove their algorithm works?
What Makes a Bestseller? Two SMP Authors Say They Know the Formula.
“In the forthcoming The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of The Blockbuster Novel (St. Martin’s Press, Sept. 20), authors Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers claim they created an algorithm that identifies the literary elements that guarantee a book a spot on the best-seller lists. They even identified the perfect manuscript which is…Eggers’ 2013 novel, The Circle.”

Plaintiffs in dismissed lawsuit are now the defendants in another
The publisher and co-author of Katina Powell’s book filed a lawsuit against a University of Louisville student who sued them.
“Last week, IBJ Book Publishing and Dick Cady filed a counterclaim against the students and their attorneys. They accuse them of abusing the process of civil proceedings.”

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