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Lott vs Levitt over. Or maybe not.

David Glenn, in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the Lott-Levitt lawsuit has been provisionally settled: The letter of clarification, which was included in today’s filing, offers a doozy of a concession. In his 2005 message, Mr. Levitt told Mr. McCall that “it was not a peer-refereed edition of the Journal.” But in his…

In the Chronicle of Higher Education David Glenn reports: A federal judge has rejected John R. Lott Jr.’s request that a gag order be placed on any and all information that emerges in the pretrial discovery process in Mr. Lott’s defamation suit against Steven D. Levitt, the best-selling University of Chicago economist. The judge invited…

David Glenn in the Chronicle of Higher Education: In a motion filed last week in federal court, Mr. Lott’s lawyers asked the judge to place a gag order on any information that might turn up in depositions or private documents as the lawyers on both sides prepare for the trial. The motion asserts that “publication…

Lott, Levitt and Freedomnomics

David Glenn reports: The economist Steven D. Levitt’s colleagues at the University of Chicago might be tempted to cancel their classes and wander down to Chicago’s federal courthouse on October 1. That’s the date that has been set for the trial in John R. Lott Jr.’s defamation suit against Mr. Levitt. At a status hearing…

Copycatonomics

Q: What do you do when your lawsuit against Freakonomics gets thrown out?

Court rules that Lott cherry-picked

The judge for Lott’s lawsuit against Levitt has thrown out Lott’s claim that he was defamed by Freakonomics. (Decision is here.) Some quotes from the decision: The Court will grant a motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6) only if “no relief could be granted under any set of facts that could be proved consistent with…

Michael Shermer on Lott vs Levitt

Michael Shermer’s September column in Scientific American is on Lott’s lawsuit. He got some comments from both Lott and Levitt:

Chicago Magazine on Lott vs Levitt

Via Eli Rabett I find a long article by James L. Meriner in Chicago magazine on the Lott-Levitt lawsuit. There’s some new information on the history of Lott and Levitt such as this: Just when and how the Lott-Levitt feud started is not clear — neither man would directly comment on the lawsuit for this…

Levitt replies to Lott

William Ford has Levitt’s reply to Lott. I think this part sums it up:

Lott has filed a response to Levitt’s motion to dismiss.