Losing an early battle can feel like the beginning of winning the war. Such was the case Thursday in a defamation suit brought by two law professors who claim West Publishing falsely identified them as the authors of a publication so poorly researched it would harm their reputations if it remained on library shelves. The professors lost their bid for an immediate injunction, but the judge seemed to declare the professors have proven some of their claims and in the end could be entitled to monetary damages.
Judge Denies Injunction to Law Professors but Seems to Back Some Claims in Defamation Suit
The Legal Intelligencer
April 24, 2009