Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Many of you may already be familiar with the names in the title of this post. If you're not, have a look at this Alert on the Writer Beware website, and at my September 2009 post about the Florida Attorney General's civil lawsuit against Fletcher, his companies, and some of his business associates for deceptive business practices.
For those of you wondering about the status of the lawsuit, it's still active, and proceeding through the courts. Lawsuits of this kind often progress very slowly, especially where defendants seek to delay the process by filing jurisdictional disputes, motions for changes in venue, and the like. We will be posting updates as we receive them.
EDITED MAY 2014 TO ADD: The lawsuit has been settled, with Strategic and Fletcher ordered to pay restitution to authors. A full report is here.