Quixtar, Inc. v. Signature Management NV, 566 F.Supp.2d 1205 (2008)

Does the Plaintiff's need to destroy the anonymity of the speaker have precedence over the anonymous speaker's right to remain anonymous?


Quixtar sued Signature Management Team (Team) claiming that agents of Team had tortiously interfering with Quixtar's existing business relationships and contracts by waging an internet campaign against Quixtar. During a deposition of Dickie, a Team employee responsible for web content, Quixtar asked if he were responsible for the content of various websites, blogs and internet videos. Dickie's lawyer objected, claiming the authors of the content had a 1st Amendment right to remain anonymous. Quixtar moved to compel.

Full case and case summary also available online at: http://www.mlmlegal.com/legal-cases/Quixtar_v_SignatureManagementNV.php

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