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"Docket Excerpt-- West v. Mead, 1985-1988
- License Agreement"
Following is the docket entry reflecting the 1988 settlement of the famous West v. Mead case. The case started in 1985 with a preliminary injunction. Note that (1)the Court still retains jurisdiction over the enforcement of the agreements; (2) there appears to be no court finding to justify why the document is confidential; (3) There are two agreements, not one. One agreement covers caselaw and the other cover statutes. (4) There are two actions being settled.
Excerpt from Docket Sheet in West Publishing v. Mead Data Central, Inc., 4-085-831, United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Date: 7-21-88 Number: VI-27 Proceedings: ORDER (JMR) (Dated 7-20-88) That:
1. The Court having considered the terms of the Confidential Settlement and Caselaw License Agreement and Confidential Statutes License Agreeement between the parties, the preliminary injunction entered on 10-8-85 in Civil No. 4-85-931, as modified on 10-31-85 is vacated.
2. All pending motions in both actions are denied with prejudice to their renewal.
3. These actions are dimississed with prejudice, each party to bear it own costs.
4. At the request of the parties, the Court retains jurisdiction over the parties in order to enforce their compliance with the Confidential Settlement and Caselaw License Agreement and Confidential Statutes License Agreement. The parties may file any action which falls within the subject matter jurisdiction of this Court regarding such agreements in this Court and request the Clerk of Court to assign such action to this Court based on this order. (CC:Attys)