Antioch University v. The Antioch Papers

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Correspondence

Date: 

02/29/2008

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

Ohio

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
The Antioch Papers, an investigative journalism and media arts website, maintains and "open archive for primary source materials that document the institutional life of Antioch College and by extension Antioch University."  Source materials have been gathered through publicly accessible archives and through... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Brian Springer, Tim Noble, TheAntiochPapers.org, theantiochpapers@gmail.com

Type of Party: 

School

Type of Party: 

Organization

Location of Party: 

  • Ohio

Location of Party: 

  • Ohio
  • Maryland

Legal Counsel: 

Robert J. Fitrakis
Description

The Antioch Papers, an investigative journalism and media arts website, maintains and "open archive for primary source materials that document the institutional life of Antioch College and by extension Antioch University."  Source materials have been gathered through publicly accessible archives and through submissions by institutional whistle blowers.

On February 29, 2008, Antioch University sent a letter to The Antioch Papers demanding the removal of documents that the University alleged included attorney/client privileged communications and proprietary business and financial planning documents.

The Antioch Papers responded in a letter dated March 12, 2008, asserting a First Amendment right to publish the materials at issue.

No further actions on this dispute have been reported; the operations of Antioch College were suspended in July 2008, apparently rendering this demand moot.

 

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Website

Subject Area: 

  • Citizen Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Privacy
  • Trade Secrets
  • Newsgathering
  • Free Speech
  • Legal Threat
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Ohio

Source of Law: 

  • Ohio

Relevant Documents: