McMaster University and one of its librarians are being sued for 3.5-million dollars for a blog posted three years ago.
Associate Librarian Dale Askey wrote on his personal blog that Mellen Press was accepting second class authors and urging "university libraries not to buy the titles because they are of poor quality and poor scholarship."
Mellen Press alleges in their claim that the company's reputation has been greatly injured and has been the victim of a malicious attack by Askey and McMaster.
McMaster issued a statement saying the basic issue is freedom of speech.
Askey's blog gets about 50 hits a day.
A statement of claim contains allegations that have not yet been proven in court.