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February 12, 2007

Motion To Dismiss Harlan Ellison Lawsuit Against Fantagraphics Has Been Denied

At his message board, Harlan Ellison provided an update on today's U.S. District Court hearing on a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against Fantagraphics, Gary Groth, and Kim Thompson, filed by the defendants:
"We went to court today. The court could either kick my ass into the street and I would be in the path of Groth's attorneys seeking costs... in the hundreds of thousands of dollars... which I don't have... or...

"WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"The case proceeds. After more than 30 years of putting up with Groth and Kim Thompson and Fantagraphics' calumny..."

The motion was heard in the Central District of California courtroom of the Hon. Audrey B. Collins. Here are the relevant documents: the defense's motion to strike the suit, and the plaintiff's response.

[this article will be updated later this evening]

This entry was written and placed by David P. Welsh as a favor to this site, without editorial intrusion.
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