On Friday, Judge Rakoff tossed out the lawsuit brought by intellectual property lawyer Edward White last year against Lexis and Westlaw, according to a story in Thomson Reuters News and Insight. White claimed that Lexis and Westlaw had violated copyright law by including his copyrighted legal documents in their online services.( Edward White v. West Publishing Corp, U.S.
A class action lawsuit (12 CV 1340) was filed in the Southern District of New York today by Edward White and Kenneth Elan and their respective law firms against West Publishing dba West and Reed Elsevier dba Lexis.I know you are thinking: law review articles, chapters of legal treatises, a book of lawyer jokes,… poetry for lawyers…Wrong. The plaintiffs are