Whispers And Warnings For April 3rd

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N’Digo magazine publisher Hermene Hartman
Admits owing ex-employee money, but denies other allegations.

Amazon and the Big Six publishers try to get lawsuit filed by indie bookstores dismissed
Time will tell, of course, but Amazon tried to get our case against them dismissed, too…and it didn’t work. When the judge refused, they offered to settle, eventually paying our attorneys $300K. Read about our case here: https://antitrust.booklocker.com/ – Angela Hoy, BookLocker.com & WritersWeekly.com

Battle Lines Drawn in HarperCollins, Open Road E-Book Suit
The two sides are fighting over the ebook rights to a best selling children’s book. My bet is on Open Road on this one.

Criminal Law Reporter / The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA) – Judge Rules Convicted Murderer Can Proceed with Libel Suit
They published a piece that “stated he ‘showed no hint of contrition’ and that he made statements to the press that the killings were justified by religious and philosophical beliefs.” Problem is…those were words from the prosecutor; not from the defendant or the judge’s ruling.

Author cleared of defamation charges
“A federal judge ruled that Michael Lewis is not guilty of defaming money manager Wing Chau in his best-selling 2010 book The Big Short, which examined the origins of the financial crisis.”

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