Update: lawprof drops suit against students

Updating our Apr. 29 item: “A law professor who sued two former students for defamation has dropped his suit after the school’s interim dean said there is no evidence he is a racist. Law professor Richard Peltz of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock told Inside Higher Ed that he sued to get his reputation back. ‘This suit was never about money,’ he said. ‘I feel that now with the university’s support, I am on the road to repairing my reputation.'” (Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal, Nov. 17).


  • At last, a suit that really wasn’t about the money.

  • Either that, or he realized he didn’t have a leg to stand on in his lawsuit, and it helped to rehabilitate his name by making it look like – let’s all say it together – it wasn’t about the money.