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editor sued for running a negative book review

A journal editor has been sued for running a negative book review.  The book’s author, a law professor, says that the review was “defamatory and [asked] for it to be taken down,” specifically because it could “cause harm to her professional reputation and academic promotion.”

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Written by teppo

January 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

Posted in books, current events, teppo

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by teppo.felin and Jason Jensen, ah0y. ah0y said: A journal editor has been sued for running a negative book review.  The book’s author, a law professor, says tha… http://bit.ly/gjV9TU […]

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  2. Stigler was wrong!

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    teageegeepea

    January 29, 2011 at 8:27 am

  3. Revealing that that she’s a childish, thin-skinned wacko has probably already caused enough “harm to her professional reputation and [prospects for] academic promotion.”

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    Omar

    January 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

  4. Someone needs to explain to her what a reputation is and how it is formed…

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    jpferguson

    January 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm

  5. Dear ASR editors,

    Please find enclosed my manuscript “The Best Paper Ever” for your consideration for possible publication in ASR. The paper is just, well, the best paper ever. I believe that (friend number 1, friend number 2, friend number 3) would make appropriate reviewers for this manuscript.

    Please be advised that in the case of a negative decision (e.g. anything short of a conditional acceptance in the first round), you will be hearing from my attorneys.

    Sincerely,

    Omar Lizardo.

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    Omar

    January 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

  6. the link is worth following as it makes clear how the defendant is heroically bracketing the most obvious grounds for a defense victory (jurisdiction and truth) in order to establish a precedent tilting the case law in favor of free speech (as is already the standard in American case law on libel).

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    gabrielrossman

    January 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm

  7. If this case goes through, then we need to start watching the tone of some of our posts.

    On a related note — a couple years ago, maybe three, we got called out, by some Florida company, about our use of “reputational capital” (or something to that effect — apparently they had trademarked it).

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    teppo

    January 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

  8. > use of “reputational capital”

    how many pages of Bourdieu did you have to read through before you found proof of prior art?

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    gabrielrossman

    January 30, 2011 at 3:26 am

  9. It’s a good thing nothing like this ever happens in organization studies.

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    Thomas

    January 30, 2011 at 10:16 am


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