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John P. Ludington, longtime contributor to Stein on Personal Injury Damages, passed away on February 6, 2017. John worked for many years as an attorney editor for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing. Having a reputation as a highly skilled and respected writer, he was the perfect choice to work on several publications in his retirement. Early in his career, John became a key source of insight for many cornerstone legal research publications such as ALR, Am Jur, Federal Procedure L Ed, and American Law of Product Liability. In addition to his work on Personal Injury Damages, John also contributed to Premises Liability 3d, The Law of Law Firms, and Workers’ Compensation. Outside authors respected him for his sharp mind, his skill, and his ease with writing. Editors loved working with him for the same reasons. He had many ideas for new products and was passionate about all of them. His contributions to our publications and his passion for writing are dearly missed. John is survived by his four children, Virginia, Christine, Stephen, and Mark, his grandchildren, his brother-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

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