Jane Doe Vs.

Wrox and Active Path:

Wrongful Termination
and Breaches of Contract Case.

Thank you activists. For every one that helped to try to convince Wrox Press to settle out of court with me. We struggled valiantly but we couldn't budge that mountain. I have put off this next stage for as long as I could. I hate lawsuits, I hate courts. But the Macleans have made their move. They were warned about US Court awards by me, but they didn't listen.

I expect the case will wind its way through the Courts for several years. And Wrox, who cares so much about its employees, will now be forcing their employees to testify against their bosses -- the people who pay their livelihood. If Wrox thought my protests were harassing, wait until they experience the US Courts!

Since their move to prosecute me for harassing phone calls and God knows what else (I haven't seen the summons yet), I must now shut the door to Wrox on any possibility of an out of court settlement. Prosecution date: October 28, 1999.

At first I was going to keep up activism against them, the police told me there's no problem with me protesting outside their offices.

I may do a few appearances there to gather local interest in Wrox' prosecution against me, but not much else. There's no purpose to it now. The activism was to encourage a settlement. Now, all my spare time is going to go into the suit.

I won't be publishing much about it, not even what I am suing for, as much as I'd like to share it with everyone. You can be sure that it's more than I previously announced, Wrox upped the ante again.

The Macleans would have lawyers crawling all over it. I will publish the case after the Macleans are served with my suit.

I've been an open book to them. It is now shut and locked against them, as is a chance for them to settle this case out of court.

As far as any activism, protesting or boycotting you'd like to continue against Wrox, just do as your conscience dictates!

Ironically, Wrox will spend more on lawyers defending themselves against me than if they had thrown me a bone right at the get go. But I am not a dog even though they treated me like one. And there is no way a bone will satisfy me now.

- Jane Doe


An award in a precedent case, as published by the Chicago Tribune, September 17, 1999:

$136 Million Verdict For Wrongful Termination

ServiceMaster sued by former salesman

By Sallie L. Gaines


A former employee of ServiceMaster Co. has won $136 million in a wrongful-firing lawsuit.

A jury in Atlanta agreed with Ray D. Martin that ServiceMaster had not paid the salary, commission, company shares and severance pay he was owed when the company fired him in 1994. The jury awarded Martin $1.26 million in actual damages and $135 million in punitive damages, said his attorney, Frank X. Moore of law firm Byrne, Moore & Davis in Atlanta.


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