Baker & Taylor Agree to Reimburse Ohio Libraries


The following is a press release from the Ohio State Attorney General\'s Office regarding the lawsuit brought against Baker & Taylor on behalf of Ohio libraries.

\"In 1999, the Ohio Attorney General\'s Office brought a lawsuit against book distributor and publisher Baker & Taylor, Inc., alleging misrepresentation of discounts to public, school, and university libraries throughout Ohio. While claims against co-defendants WR Gracve remain pending, B&T entered into a settlement agreement with the Attorney General\'s Office in October 2001. The company agreed to provide credits to libraries, schools, and universities involved in the action, with which boks may be purchased. Credits are available now, but must be used by May 1, 2002. The Attorney General\'s Office has attempted to contact all participating entities with details of the settlement and the credit amounts available to each. If your organization participated in this litigation, but you have not received notification of the settlement, or you simply have questions about how to use your Baker & Taylor credits, please contact Scott Blake, Paul Blaskis, or Jennifer Pratt at teh Ohio Attorney General\'s Office at 614-466-4328, or email [email protected].\"