According to this article from CBC News Edwin Mellen Press says it is dropping at least one of its lawsuits against Dale Askey. The article does mention that EMP filed two lawsuits against Askey and McMaster for a total of $4.5 million in damages.
EMP told the CBC that it “discontinued the court case against McMaster University and Dale Askey,” citing in a statement “financial pressure of the social media campaign and press on authors is severe. EMP is a small company. Therefore [it] mus choose to focus its resources on its business and serving its authors.”
So it appears according to this article that at lest 1 of the 2 lawsuits was dropped. I couldn’t find any information on whether they planned to also drop the second.
If anybody knows please leave a comment with a link to the information.