SSRN Restores Academic Publication Despite Threat of Defamation Claim
Last week, I reported on SSRN’s decision to remove a draft paper by Professor Ann Lipton, “Capital Discrimination,” after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys representing Philip R. Shawe, who alleged the article defames him by recounting his role in a high profile business dispute.
Good news! As Professor Lipton noted yesterday on Twitter, SSRN has now restored the article. Even better, SSRN announced that is reviewing its internal practices on how to respond to threats of defamation suits and other actions desig
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