Ellora’s Cave Attempts to Remand to State Court


Courtney Milan has the blog post and the exhibits. Let’s put it this way: birther Orly Taitz is famous for her remand-back-to-state-court motions. Not someone to emulate. This is an aspect of federal procedure I don’t know a lot about, but my understanding is that removal is automatic, and that remanding is for related courts […]

Ellora’s Cave: Dear Author’s Answer and Counterclaim

The exciting invocation of the Communications Decency Act in a lawsuit about an erotica/erotic romance publisher—but not in the way you’d expect. Up next after “Previously on….” Earlier Documents of Note From now on, I’ll post a quick recap at the beginning of this series. Dear Author’s blog post, The Curious Case of Ellora’s Cave. […]

Ellora’s Cave: Dear Author’s Motion in Opposition


Earlier Documents of Note Dear Author’s blog post, The Curious Case of Ellora’s Cave. Ellora’s Cave’s lawsuit, complete with the TRO request. (included in removal to federal court document) I analyze the memorandum of law and the request to out anonymous commenters in this post. The removal to federal court, which I posted the meat […]

Ellora’s Cave / Dear Author Suit Removed to Federal Court

Jane Litte’s attorney, Marc Randazza (aka “First Amendment Badass”) has removed the case to federal court in the Northern District of Ohio. The federal case number is 5:14-cv-02331-JRA. Additionally, DA has subpoenaed Google about the identity of a specific gmail account. Those were filed with the state court on 10/17. Because federal court proceedings are […]

Axl and Taylor: Ebola Quarantine Now Mandatory

Photo Credit: CDC / Dr. Frederick A. Murphy, color and border mine

For those who aren’t following along, Axl Goode and Taylor Cole are cover models and authors for Ellora’s Cave and strippers as their other job. Axl reports on facebook: UPDATE: After writing this entry I was—finally—issued a mandatory quarantine by the Texas Department of State Health Services. That update was about two hours ago. Their […]

New Adult Romance: A Few Books

I’ve had this post sitting around for six weeks or so since I last modified it. About time to publish it, right? I was talking with a friend at dinner, then realized, “Gosh, if I’d published this post, she’d already know.” I really think New Adult Romance is the killer category for indie publishing. It’s […]

Ebola: Miscellaneous Notes

Photo Credit: CDC / Dr. Frederick A. Murphy, color and border mine

Say you’re a nurse taking temperatures for a guy who’s been potentially exposed to ebola and is quarantined at home. You’d expect that there would be at least minimal safety precautions, right? Taylor reports: Taylor Cole questioned the health protocol of the nurse who visits him. “She didn’t have gloves on.” ::facepalm:: If you’re not […]

Post-Romanticon: Axl & Taylor’s Self-Imposed Ebola Quarantine

Taylor and Axl on the silks

I’ve posted about this on Twitter, but I only amended my Romanticon post to include word of the quarantine. However, given the fundraiser I just discovered, I’m copying the amendment into this post so it gets more attention and adding the fundraising link below. Frankly, no one who goes to to any convention should have […]

The Hip Continues


Well, it’s been just over a month since I did whatever the hell it was I did to my hip. I suspect transferring between boat and ship or somesuch. I didn’t talk about my experience being injected with IV pain meds. They tried a non-naarcotic first and that made me hurt worse. It had a […]