Recent Threats Added to the DMLP Database

NOTE: The information and commentary contained in this database entry are based on court filings and other informational sources that may contain unproven allegations made by the parties. The truthfulness and accuracy of such information is likely to be in dispute. Information contained in this entry is current as of the last event mentioned in the "Description" section below; additional proceedings might have taken place in this matter since this event.

Date: 04/09/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Utah
Publication: Website
On April 9, 2010, Public Engines, Inc. sued ReportSee, Inc. in federal court claiming breach of contract, hot news misappropriation, interference with contract, false advertising, as well as violations of federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Utah's Anti-Cyberterrorism Act. Public Engines...
- 07/07/2010 - 10:44am - 0 comments
Date: 10/21/2008
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Criminal Charge
Jurisdiction: Illinois
Publication: Website
The United States indicted William White, webmaster of the white-supremacy website Overthrow.com, alleging that he solicited others to harm "Juror A," the foreperson of the jury that convicted Matt Hale, another white supremacist, of soliciting the murder of...
- 07/06/2010 - 2:51pm - 0 comments
Date: 05/14/2010
Status: Concluded
Disposition: n/a
Type: Correspondence
Jurisdiction: District of Columbia
Publication: Blog
On May 14, 2010, Princeton University Archivist and Curator of Public Policy Papers, Daniel J. Linke, sent an email to RedState, a right-of-center blog, requesting that RedState remove a copy of Elena Kagan's undergraduate thesis from their...
- 06/18/2010 - 3:32pm - 0 comments
Date: 04/27/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: New York
Publication: Website
On April 27, 2010 Hamptons Online, LLC sued Robert Florio (its former manager), VUE Master Media (the publishing company employing him) and several other former employees for, among other claims, copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. Hamptons Online publishes...
- 06/16/2010 - 3:25pm - 0 comments
Date: 06/03/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Subpoena
Jurisdiction: New York
Publication: Forum
On June 3, 2010, Major League Baseball filed a petition for a court order requiring Internet service provider Charter Communications Inc. to disclose the names of users who posted "pornographic," and "indecent" material on MLB.com forums, Reuters reports. ...
- 06/08/2010 - 11:14pm - 0 comments
Date: 05/28/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Correspondence
Jurisdiction: California
Publication: Website
My wife and I went to Tiamo Resorts in the Bahamas on a vacation in March 2010. On our last night there, all of the cash in our luggage was stolen, amounting to $7600. We were told by the owners...
- 06/07/2010 - 4:35pm - 0 comments
Date: 04/05/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Michigan
Publication: Social Network
On April 5, 2010, T&J Towing of Kalamazoo, Michigan, filed a defamation lawsuit  against Justin Kurtz, a 21-year-old student at Western Michigan University. The dispute revolves around Kurtz's creation of a Facebook page called “Kalamazoo Residents against T&J Towing.” T&J seeks...
- 06/07/2010 - 10:30am - 0 comments
Date: 12/10/2009
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Michigan
Publication:
On May 10, 2010, Dr. Mazin K. Yaldo filed a lawsuit in federal district court against an unnamed Doe defendant, asserting claims for false light ant federal and state trademark infringement and unfair competition.  The claims were based on a Google AdWords campaign...
- 05/28/2010 - 1:23pm - 0 comments
Date: 05/06/2010
Status: Concluded
Disposition: Withdrawn
Type: Subpoena
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
Publication: Social Network
On May 6, 2010, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett issued a subpoena from the Statewide Investigating Grand Jury directed at Twitter, Inc.  The subpoena sought "[a]ny and all subscriber information pertaining" to the users of two Twitter accounts, using the screen names...
- 05/20/2010 - 4:03pm - 0 comments
Date: 02/08/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Florida
Publication: Website
On February 8, 2010, Jonathon Harris, a rare coin dealer, filed a lawsuit against Google, Inc. in Florida state court. According to the complaint, a Google Phonebook search for rare coins returned his home address and a map to his home, rather...
- 05/19/2010 - 12:53pm - 0 comments
Date: 04/06/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: New York
Publication: Website
On April 6, 2010, Generex, a biotechnology company, filed a lawsuit in state court against TheStreet.com, a financial news website, and Adam Feuerstein, a senior columnist, for statements published on the website's Biotech Stock Mailbag about the company. Generex has been in...
- 05/18/2010 - 11:56am - 0 comments
Date: 05/07/2010
Status: Concluded
Disposition: Dismissed (total)
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Louisiana
Publication: Forum
On May 7, 2010, the Parish of Jefferson in Louisiana and its interim President, Steve Theriot, filed a lawsuit in state court against unnamed Does for defamation.  According to the Complaint, the Does "systematically published messages on the Internet using...
- 05/12/2010 - 3:32pm - 0 comments
Date: 01/01/2006
Status: Concluded
Disposition: Dismissed (total)
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Texas
Publication: Website
Walter Milo and Anthony Shelton sued Guy Martin, Bill Cochran, Melvin Douglas, and Sandy Martin, the editors and coordinator of The Conroe Watchdog (collectively "The Watchdog"), a website that describes itself as providing "[t]he unfiltered truth about Conroe politics and your tax...
- 05/11/2010 - 9:24am - 0 comments
Date: 05/04/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Nevada
Publication: Website
Righthaven LLC, a Las Vegas company that is the assignee of copyrights in certain articles that first appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and that is affiliated with the Review-Journal's owner Stephens Media LLC, filed a copyright infringement...
- 05/07/2010 - 12:22pm - 0 comments
Date: 04/14/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Nevada
Publication: Website
Righthaven LLC, a Las Vegas company associated with Las Vegas Review-Journal owner Stephens Media LLC, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Matt...
- 05/07/2010 - 9:36am - 0 comments
Date: 03/26/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Other
Jurisdiction: New York
Publication: Website
This entry was submitted by a guest on March 28, 2010. An attorney for Google and YouTube indicated today that the Web giants may call a prominent tech reporter to the witness stand in an effort to reveal who leaked the journalist...
- 05/07/2010 - 3:03am - 0 comments
Date: 12/23/2009
Status: Concluded
Disposition: Dismissed (total)
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Virginia
Publication: Website
On December 23, 2009 Barbara Loe Fisher filed a complaint in federal district court of Virginia against Dr. Paul Offit, Conde Nast Publications (the publisher of Wired Magazine) and Amy Wallace (a writer for Wired) for defamation, seeking damages of $1 million. Ms....
- 05/06/2010 - 12:34pm - 0 comments
Date: 04/06/2010
Status: Pending
Disposition: n/a
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Georgia
Publication: Website
On April 6, 2010, Warranty Automotive Services Corp. filed a complaint in federal district court against unnamed Does for claims arising out of defendants' operation of a website at www.lifetimewarrantymyths.com. The Complaint indicates that plaintiff believes the defendants may be residents of...
- 04/29/2010 - 2:53pm - 0 comments
Date: 12/01/2009
Status: Concluded
Disposition: Subpoena Quashed
Type: Subpoena
Jurisdiction: New Jersey
Publication: Forum
Slava Lerner, the President of the Galaxy Towers Condominium Association, sought pre-action discovery from Michael Deluca, publisher of GalaxyFacts, a website forum used by Galaxy Towers condo owners to discuss a variety of issues, including the Association’s governance and leadership. ...
- 04/28/2010 - 7:02pm - 0 comments
Date: 04/13/2009
Status: Concluded
Disposition: Dismissed (total)
Type: Lawsuit
Jurisdiction: Connecticut
Publication: Website
Corinne Blackmer filed a complaint and motion for temporary injunction in Connecticut Superior Court on April 13, 2009 against Theresa Hanson, alleging defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. According to a decision in the case, "[t]he...
- 04/28/2010 - 6:27pm - 0 comments

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