Today’s mail brought four new West supplements, each costing more than $ 600.00.
The first, just 3/4 of an inch thick, is Biotechnology and the Law, Update 7. Its cost is $ 601.43. Before I pay this invoice, I want to know: Who wrote this supplement? Was it the same team of people who wrote the supplement to Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure? No, check that: There’s no way I’m paying for this supplement. No way; no how.
The next item is a 2 1/2 inch supplement to McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition, 4th. Its price is $ 608.52. Talk about “unfair.”
Next up is a 4 1/2 inch supplement to West Federal Forms, priced at $ 605.27.
Last, but hardly least at $ 967.42, is 8 inches of material — pocket parts and supplements to West’s Uniformed Laws Annotated.
The timing of the arrival of this material — with its grand total of $ 2,782.64 — really couldn’t be worse. In times like these, how can publishers do this to us?