Tuesday, August 12, 2008
New York Court Orders Newspaper To Provide Plaintiffs With Information "In Its Control" On Anonymous Posters
A New York court has ordered a non-party newspaper to provide plaintiffs in a defamation suit with "such information, if any, in its possession or control that could reasonably lead to the identification of anonymous posters" so that the plaintiffs can pursue their suit against the posters. The court ruled that the plaintiffs had met the Dendrite requirements, had identified the defamatory statements, had provided notice via the forums, and had made a showing of the merits of their case. Read the ruling here. The case is Ottinger v. The Journal News.