Early coverage of AALL-LexisNexis anticompetitive tying controversy — updated (again)

On June 7th, AALL sent Mike Walsh, CEO of LexisNexis Legal, a letter calling for the company to cease tying the acquisition of its other print and digital products to licensing Legal Advance. [Text of letter here ; text of press release]. Early coverage of this development include Jean O’Grady’s The Law Librarians Revolt: AALL Accuses LexisNexis of Engaging in Unfair Business Practices – Possible Antitrust Violations, Dewey b strategic, June 7, 2018 and Dan Packet’s Law Librarians Accuse Lexis of Anti-Competitive Bundling, American Lawyer, June 7, 2018 (behind paywall).

More… .

That AALL Letter Addressed To Mike Walsh CEO Lexis Nexis, House of Butter, n.d.

AALL Accuses LexisNexis of Possible Antitrust Violations, Legal Skills Prof Blog, June 8, 2018

Why Lexis’ Sales Approach Should Concern Law Firm Management and Leadership, Greg Lambert, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, June 11, 2018

Answering the call for AALL consumer advocacy: 10 years after the Great Recession AALL is living up to its potential — what’s next?, LLB, June 13, 2018

Law Librarians Accuse LexisNexis of Anticompetitive Sales Practices, Bob Ambrogi, LawSites, June 14, 2018

LexisNexis must talk with customers to show it cares, Kevin O’Keefe, Real Lawyers, June 14, 2018

AALL Quarrels With LexisNexis, Information Today NewsBreaks, June 19, 2018

Lexis’s Legal Pricing Strategy Has Haters, But Might Be a Risk Worth Taking, Michael Feit, Legaltech News, June 25, 2018

 

Related background coverage prior to letter’s issuance… .

LexisNexis/AALL CRIV Conference Call November 28, 2017, 4:00 p.m., CRIV Blog, Dec. 20, 2017

What! Is LexisNexis discriminating against law libraries that cancel Lexis Advance? Law Librarian Blog, April 3, 2018

At 1:00 PM CDT Friday, AALL may decide to issue a “statement of disapproval” over one very expensive legal information provider’s tie-in negotiating tactics, LLB, April 4, 2018

“The Board will be gathering more facts in order to determine how to effectively respond” to LexisNexis’ tying ultimatum, LLB, April 10, 2018

Acquiring only what we need and can afford: Getting to “yes” with a vendor behaving like LexisNexis requires one shared imperative that is missing right now, LLB, June 1, 2018

Read more about it. — Joe

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