Lawyers representing the publishers in the suit brought by Source Interlink have been able to convince a Judge that the case should be heard in New York rather than Florida. Subsequently, the judge in the case agreed to an 'expedited' temporary restraining order requiring publishers to continue to ship their magazines to Source Interlink per their existing distribution agreements. A longer preliminary injunction hearing is set for February 23rd. (BusinessWire). It's probably never a good thing to sue your customers and one wonders how SI is ever going to regain publishers confidence regardless of the outcome of this legal tussle.
Time, American Media, Hachette Filipacchi, and Bauer are the major publishers currently using SI and must comply with this order.