As a follow-up to a case previously covered here, and in what may well be a response to the significant criticism of the lawsuit by the blawgosphere, Professor Donald Marvin Jones, a law professor at the University of Miami School of Law, voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against David Lat, David Minkin and the Above the Law blog yesterday.
A copy of the dismissal can be found here (pdf), courtesy of the Citizen Media Law Project.
Above the Law writes, in part:
Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i)(B), the dismissal is without prejudice. If Professor Jones wants to refile, he should note the statute of limitations (which had already run as to most of our posts about him by the time his complaint was filed).
There was NO SETTLEMENT in this case. Above the Law has made no changes to our prior posts, and we have paid no money to Professor Jones. The case was dismissed by the plaintiff without anything from our side, except a letter from our lawyer.