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Per Kenneth White, blogger at Popehat.com: http://www.popehat.com/2013/04/19/victory-for-blogger-patterico-in-free-speech-case/ :
"Patrick Frey, also known as Patterico, has been living under the cloud of a frivolous,...more
Plaintiff operates a website called Community College Review. It received multiple cease and desist letters, which escalated in the severity of their threats, from counsel for certain institutions about which routine,...more
Per Ken White at Popehat (http://www.popehat.com/2012/12/10/update-on-defense-of-patterico/):
"In early October I announced that I would be joining Ron Coleman in a pro bono defense of Patrick Frey of Patterico's...more
I have frequently written on the pros and cons of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”). Without it, no website could permit comments, but by the same token it allows unscrupulous website operators to encourage defamatory...more
Opinion and order denying the motions by Ascentive, LLC and Classic Brands, LLC for a preliminary injunction censoring consumer complaint about the companies on the PissedConsumer.com website.
The companies' legal...more
At the preliminary injunction hearing in this matter (see related documents), the court asked for further guidance on the issue of fair use as a defense to trademark infringement in the context of domain names.
As of July...more
Brief by the owners of Pissedconsumer.com in opposition to the motion by Ascentive, LLC for a preliminary injunction censoring consumer complaints about the company on the website.
As of July 2011, the court had not ruled...more
Answer and counterclaim by the owners of PissedConsumer.com in the lawsuit brought by Ascentive, LLC to censor consumer complaints posted on the PissedConsumer.com website....more
This was a lawsuit consisting of five different versions of a defamation claim, brought against a website and an unknown number of anonymous defendants. The website, called PissedConsumer.com, was operated by movant, Opinion...more
In response to an article on my blog about the bankruptcy loan modification bill that was recently defeated, I received a comment from someone calling herself "Bad Biz Finder". The commenter accused the Parsa Law Group, a...more
The 11th Circuit certified the following question to the Florida Supreme Court: "Does posting allegedly defamatory stories and comments about a company with its principal place of business in Florida on a non-commercial...more
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