At Journalista, Dirk Deppey points readers to the defense's response to the plaintiff's response to the defense's motion to strike in the Harlan Ellison vs. Fantagraphics legal action. It amounts to a somewhat testier restatement of the defense's initial motion with some specific counter-arguments to Ellison's response.
Discussion of the suit, complete with competing definitions of "dilettante," continues at The Comics Journal Message Board. Of particular interest are attorney Kevin Greenlee's thoughts on the suit, including this meditation on the nature of malice.
A hearing on the defense's motion to strike is scheduled for Feb. 18.