Friday, August 19, 2011

Lawsuit Filed: PublishAmerica Officer Targets Authors and Investigative Blogger

In AccountabilityAttorney Victor CretellaAuthorAuthor WatchCredibilityDavid L. KuzminskiInvestigationslawsuits,PHILLIP DOLANPreditors & EditorsPropagandaPublish AmericaPublishAmericaPublishersPublishingReputation,Reputation ManagementSINTHYIA DARKNESSTHOMAS MEYERSVictor CretellaWILHELMUS JOHANNES FRANS MEINERS on August 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

SINTHYIA DARKNESS, THOMAS MEYERS and PHILLIP DOLAN have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought against them by WILHELMUS JOHANNES FRANS MEINERS (PublishAmerica Representative) et al.
Allegedly, defamatory and disparaging blog postings led to the action. While the majority of the blog posts in question appear to be from Sinthyia Darkness, Author Thomas Meyers and Author Phillip Dolan apparently contributed additional postings which led to them being included into the lawsuit. The case was filed by PublishAmerica Attorney Victor Cretella (See Preditor & Editor Lawsuit here). Cumulatively, the complaint’s prayer for relief seeks $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages, and a demand for a jury trial.
This case may have interesting implications for Watchdogs, Authors, Publishers, Agents and could define the price of loyalty to publishing industry watchdogs. Stay tuned.
Click PublishAmerica Lawsuit to read the complaint in its entirety.