Divine unit suit: Libraries may lose $50 million

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The Chicago Tribune has This Story on the thousands of libraries across the country that may be out $50 million after a subsidiary of Chicago-based Divine Inc. accepted their money last year to buy periodicals but failed to pay the publishers.

\"This is unconscionable, unethical and moving rapidly toward grand larceny,\" said Susan Davis, head of periodical acquisitions at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her e-mail, sent to a RoweCom sales representative last month, is part of a lawsuit filed against the company by the New York State attorney general\'s office