Allan Webster v. Joseph Albero

Pre-Trial Memorandum

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A blogger who operates a website that reports and comments on local news developments was sued for defamation by the Chief of Police of the City of Salisbury, Maryland. The Plaintiff (the Chief of Police) sought discovery of the blogger's source for a letter that was posted on his website. The blogger opposed disclosure of the source based on the Maryland statutory "news media privilege" and the federal immunity under the "Communications Decency Act."

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Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Electronic Discovery Updates

Reference Info:Legal Memoranda: Pre-Trial Motions | State, 4th Circuit, Maryland | United States

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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