Internet / Defamation / Privacy

Musci v. Does 1-10:
Represented CEO of publicly traded corporation in an action involving anonymous posting on YAHOO! message boards alleging mismanagement, violation of securities laws and financial impropriety. This action involved motions regarding applicability of California Anti-SLAPP action and federal procedural requirements for issuance of subpoenas to discover identity of anonymous poster.

Foresci v. Does 1-10:
Represented CEO of publicly traded corporation in an action involving anonymous posting on YAHOO! message boards alleging mismanagement, violation of securities laws and financial impropriety. This action involved substantial discovery to identify anonymous poster by tracking IP addresses and server logs of assignment of IP addresses to WAN and LAN users.

RSA Security v. Does 1-10:
West coast counsel in an action involving anonymous posting on YAHOO! Message boards disclosing posting of RSA confidential proprietary information known only to employees in violation of employee confidentiality and invention assignment agreements.

Williams v. Tribune Co.:
Libel action involving nature and scope of fair reporting privilege in California, particularly concerning privilege to report allegations and assertions by speakers at public rally.