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West Group acquires The Harrison Company.

West Group (Eagan, MN), a unit of Thomson Corp., has acquired all the assets of The Harrison Company (Suwanee, GA), a 94-year-old legal publisher of monographs, treatises and forms for seven southeastern U.S. states A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States, although four states use the official title "commonwealth". The separate state governments and the federal government share sovereignty, in that an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and , including Alabama Alabama, indigenous people of North America
Alabama (ăləbăm`ə), indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Muskogean branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages).
, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures

Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia. No terms of the deal were given.

West said the acquired assets will be integrated into the company's print and online offerings and that Harrison will close and all 60 employees will be laid off. Harrison publishes a variety of titles including: "Brown's Georgia Pleading Asking a court to grant relief. The formal presentation of claims and defenses by parties to a lawsuit. The specific papers by which the allegations of parties to a lawsuit are presented in proper form; specifically the complaint of a plaintiff and the answer of a defendant plus any  Practice and Legal Forms," "Daniel's Criminal Trial Practice and Evidence in Georgia," "Tarwick's Florida Practice & Procedure," "Sullivan's North Carolina TrialPractice Forms" and "Garrett's Tennessee Divorce and Child Custody The care, control, and maintenance of a child, which a court may award to one of the parents following a Divorce or separation proceeding.

Under most circumstances, state laws provide that biological parents make all decisions that are involved in rearing their
." While some of the forms are on CD--ROM and disk, most of the products are available only in print.

West president Mike Wilens said geography played a factor in the purchase. "The Southeast: is a key growth area and we are committed to providing practitioners in this region with the most comprehensive research tools" available anywhere.
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Date:Jul 23, 2002
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