There still seems to be some confusion. From some of the posts it sounds as though people think this was PA vs P&E. Dave, as I mentioned in my previous post, you weren't up against PA, were you? And it wasn't P&E either, was it? According to various other web sites, this was specifically brought by Victor Cretella, not PA, against Dave Kuzminski, not P&E, for defamatory and untrue statements made by Dave about Victor in the Absolute Write forums, and in emails sent and published in the forums. The defamatory statements involved accusations of attempted extortion and unethical methods. That's what the case and the ruling are about, I believe.
No doubt Dave will clarify.
I believe it *was* up against Cretella who, while he does work for PA in a legal capacity, is still able to file a lawsuit as an individual based on what Dave K. said in this forum.
PA is really on the sidelines in this - which is why you may not see much brouhaha about it on their website. It's not about THEM, per say.