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LexisNexis Open Records Request

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July 14, 2008, 14:50
LexisNexis Open Records Request
I received a Open Records request today for any contracts, solicitations and such with WestLaw. I will reply that that contracting on WestLaw is handled in our county through the County Judge/Auditor office. Nevertheless I am curious about what is going on. I know that LexisNexis has been dogging WestLaw (West-Thomson) for years about anti-trust violations/restraint of competition activities because they claim that West has made public documents their domain and in essence copyrighted case law and statutes.

Anyone know what the current status is? I googled and only found older cases. I am more curious why they are bugging us county types.

John Hutchison
Hansford County Attorney