Second Class Action Suit Against Penguin’s Author Solutions Has Been Dismissed

Second Class Action Suit Against Penguin's Author Solutions Has Been Dismissed Lawsuit Publishing A second class action lawsuit filed against Penguin Random house's vanity press, Author Solutions, was dismissed yesterday in Indiana.

Few details are available, but PW reports that a short notice was filed with the court that said  that the lawsuit against Author Solutions was voluntarily dismissed, with prejudice, with both parties agreeing to end the suit and to pay their own costs and attorney fees.

Author Solutions posted a statement on their website.

This lawsuit had been filed earlier this year on behalf of several authors in California. The authors had alleged that ASI had sold them marketing services and then failed to deliver on its promises. The suit was filed in Indiana, and was intended to buttress and support an earlier lawsuit filed against Author Solutions in NYC.

That earlier lawsuit did not go well. Originally filed in 2013, the suit came to an end earlier this year when Judge Cote denied class action status in July. The plaintiffs and defendant settled the suit last month.

That settlement was probably the direct cause of yesterday's dismissal.

With two cases ended in their favor, it's safe to say that Author Solutions either had the better lawyers or its being run by astute managers who know just how far they can take their tricks without being liable.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. sandy dinan30 April, 2016

    I have not gotten any recent updates regarding law suite against Xlibris who published my book but paid less than $10.oo over the years. Please contact me by email or home phone 573-825-0093

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