Town of Secaucus v. NJ.com

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Subpoena

Date: 

09/01/2008

Status: 

Pending

Location: 

New Jersey

Disposition: 

Material Removed

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
According to the Hudson Reporter, in September 2008 the Town of Secaucus sought a subpoena from a Hudson County Superior Court judge to force NJ.com, a website run by a group of New Jersey newspapers, to disclose the identities of... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

NJ.com

Type of Party: 

Government

Type of Party: 

Organization

Location of Party: 

  • New Jersey

Location of Party: 

  • New Jersey
Description

According to the Hudson Reporter, in September 2008 the Town of Secaucus sought a subpoena from a Hudson County Superior Court judge to force NJ.com, a website run by a group of New Jersey newspapers, to disclose the identities of several anonymous posters going by 2Advil, AllEyzOnYou, and Truth4Tel. These individuals allegedly posted defamatory comments related to a political dispute within the town council.  The CMLP has not been able to determine whether the subpoena issued, whether NJ.com complied, or whether a lawsuit was ultimately filed. 

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Forum

Subject Area: 

  • Third-Party Content
  • Anonymity
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • New Jersey

Source of Law: 

  • New Jersey

Court Name: 

Hudson County Superior Court (New Jersey)

Court Type: 

State
CMLP Information (Private)

Priority: 

1-High

Threat Source: 

Google News

CMLP Notes: 

RPK

7/7/09 - no information on whether a lawsuit ever came out of this (CMF)