Book publisher sues McMaster for libel

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 11:59 AM ADT


A blog post by a McMaster librarian in 2010 is the subject of $4.5-million libel suit. Edwin Mellen Press alleges that librarian Dale Askey called the company a “dubious publisher” in the post and is suing the university. The post was taken down in 2012. EMP founder Herbert Richardson says the post “badly hurt our business” because people read it and decided not to publish with the company. Edwin Mellen Press was founded in 1972 in Toronto but moved to New York in 1979.