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Solo Defends Blogger Anonymity

by Carolyn Elefant on October 7, 2005 · 0 comments

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Via this post at Greatest American Lawyer, I learned about the recent Delaware Supreme Court ruling that an elected official who’s been criticized by an anonymous blogger cannot use a defamation suit to compel disclosure of the blogger’s identity wihtou substantial evidence to prove the claim.  (See New York Times story).  But what really excited me was learning that David Finger, a Delaware solo whom I met years ago at a Solosez lunch was responsible for the anonymous blogger’s victory.  It’s further reinforcement that the work that we solo and small firm lawyers do, representing individuals and small companies and generally, ordinary people, carries with it the enormous potential to change and define the law for all of us.

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