McMaster University Agrees to Cover Dale Askey’s Legal Costs

Today the Executive Director of CAUT, Jim Turk announced on the CAUT librarians’ list that McMaster University will cover the legal expenses for Dale Askey. This is good news. This is the message that has been distributed:

“We are pleased to advise you that McMaster University has made arrangements to ensure Associate University Librarian Dale Askey can cover his anticipated  legal costs in defending himself against the defamation suits  filed against him by the Mellen Press and its owner.

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que l’Université McMaster a pris les dispositions nécessaires pour que Dale Askey, bibliothécaire agrégé à l’Université, soit en mesure d’assumer les frais judiciaires lies à sa défense dans l’action en diffamation intentée contre lui par Mellen Press et son propriétaire. “

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