Back in December I noted that David Rudovsky, a Senior Fellow on the Penn Law faculty, and Len Sosnov, Professor of Law at Widener, won a $5 million dollar punitive damages verdict in a defamation case against West Publishing. The case arose when West published an allegedly crappy update to Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure without the permission (or participation) of the authors.
Last month, Judge John Fullam reduced the verdict to a mere $400,000. That shrinks a luxe beach block vacation home into a bachelor's degree from NYU. Still, not bad for a day's work. Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki consider this case in substantial depth over at Law Librarian Blog.