Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware announced on her blog that a settlement has been reached between PublishAmerica/America Star Books (PA/ASB) and Writer Beware.
The suit filed on March 18, 2014 by PA/ASB alleged defamation and conspiracy by Writer Beware “to disparage PA and ASB,” and sought $800,000 in damages. According to Strauss, the settlement was signed by all parties in January. Strauss says that in exchange for Writer Beware not seeking recovery of legal fees, ASB agreed to release all claims asserted against Writer Beware, “and to stipulate to Dismissal With Prejudice. ASB does not admit any lack of merit, nor do I and the other defendants admit any liability.” PA/ASB has not yet replied to a request for comment.