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Court Rules Anti- SLAPP Motion Should Proceed After Company Learns Anonymous Poster’s Name and Dismisses Case

Cyberlaw clinic students won an important ruling yesterday that the California Anti-SLAPP statute entitles anonymous defendants to file a Motion for Attorney’s fees even if a plaintiff successfully uncovers their identity and then flees to another state with weak or no anti-SLAPP protections.

Following oral argument by 2L Erica Platt, the California Court of Appeals agreed with the defendant and has remanded the matter back to the trial court for an attorney’s fee determination.

Cyberlaw Clinic Wins Motion To Quash Subpoena For Private Information Of Yahoo! Users

Cyberlaw clinic students won a ruling from the bench yesterday when Magistrate Judge Brazil of the Federal District Court for Northern California quashed a subpoena for private information about 32 Yahoo! users.

Following oral argument by 2L Tim Pennington, the Court agreed that the subpoena unconstitutionally abridged free speech rights, that subpoena was not narrowly tailored, and that SeeBeyond had not shown a valid defamation claim.

Yung, TC ugly

Moti Yung, Trusted Computing Platforms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, in: Wright (ed.), Financial Cryptography 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2742, Springer 2003, pp. 250-254

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