April 12, 2019
Jane Doe was harassed, there appears to be very little doubt of that. From the history of the case, an individual seemingly stalked and threatened her. She reported his behavior to the police and to the University of Michigan ("University"), where they were both students. The individual was facing criminal charges due to this behavior. The University found by a preponderance of the evidence that he was stalking Jane Doe. Additionally, Doe obtained a Personal Protective Order ("PPO"). - Domingo Rivera
As part of many Internet defamation cases, parties find the need to move to quash a subpoena. Sometimes a non-party Internet Service Provider (ISP) also needs to move to quash the subpoena based on various grounds. That was the case here with Verifone - Domingo J Rivera
This case illustrates the competing interests involved when journalism is used as a claimed privilege during a cyber defamation lawsuit. How is actual malice proven during the case? Journalism privilege can be asserted as a defense to an Internet defamation lawsuit, but who exactly is a journalist? - Domingo J Rivera.