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June 29, 2007


Dispute Between Harlan Ellison and Fantagraphics Resolved In Mediation

By David Welsh

Various sources are reporting the successful resolution of the dispute between Harlan Ellison and Fantagraphics following yesterday's court-sponsored mediation session between Ellison and Fantagraphics co-publisher Gary Groth.

At The Beat, Heidi MacDonald spots a message from Ellison at the Art Deco Dining Pavilion:
"RE: ELLISON v. FANTAGRAPHICS, INC., et al:

"THE LITIGATION BETWEEN THE PARTIES HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
THE PARTIES ARE NOT AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS THE TERMS OF THE RESOLUTION. AT THIS TIME."

At Journalista, Dirk Deppey shares an e-mail message from Groth:
"THE LITIGATION BETWEEN THE PARTIES HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
"THE PARTIES ARE NOT AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS THE TERMS OF THE RESOLUTION AT THIS TIME."

The virtually identical announcements suggest that the formerly disputing parties reached accord not only on the issues of the lawsuit but on subsequent public comment as well. (The additional period in Ellison's version does add an element of suspense, though.)

Partisans on both sides of the dispute seem pleased that it stopped short of additional hearings, at least as indicated by these two threads at The Comics Journal Message Board and the occasional congratulatory message at the Dining Pavilion.

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This article was provided to CR without editorial intrusion by David Welsh.
 
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