Dueling Economists Reach Settlement in Defamation Lawsuit

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John R. Lott Jr.'s defamation lawsuit against a fellow economist, Steven D. Levitt, has been settled. But it may yet roar back to life.

In documents filed last month in federal court, the two parties outlined a settlement that requires Mr. Levitt, a...

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