On Not Joining the West 600 Club

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?

One thought on “On Not Joining the West 600 Club

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