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Former West Publishing Co. president dies at 89

“The former president of West Publishing Co., credited with leading the company into the digital age, has died at age 89.Dwight Opperman died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hill, Calif., according to his son, Vance Opperman. The elder Opperman became president of West Publishing Co. in 1968, when the company was based in St. Paul, and was instrumental in leading the company into delivering its services electronically and creating Westlaw, a major online legal research service. West Publishing was sold to Thomson Reuters in 1996 for $3.4 billion.” (via AP)

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Ditching West Publishing Could Save Court $350K

The 9th Circuit said Thursday that it will save $350,000 over the next year by processing its opinions in-house instead of contracting that service to West Publishing. Inspiration for the cost-saving measure came from the U.S. Judicial Conference, the court said. The San Francisco-based federal appeals court has been processing its own opinions since early November. “Court staff now manage the process of converting opinions from the original word processing documents into Adobe PDF files, which are then uploaded onto the website, where they can be viewed and/or downloaded by the public,” the court said in a statement.”

via Courthouse News Service.

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