In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
I am currently surrounded by innumerable and extraordinarily high stacks of case law printouts and briefs, looking forward to a weekend of the same. But moments ago, my good friend Mr. Jimmy Cliff came to visit through the magic of Pandora, followed immediately by my secret friend Steve Perry. That made everything better. Hopefully, they will do the same for you all.
As an aside – I love Bob Marley. I love Peter Tosh. I love Toots & the Maytals. At various times in the last decade and a half, I’ve viewed each of them as the best roots reggae artist ever (though obviously Marley was at the top of the list for the longest). But as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that, for all of their strengths, not a one of them can defeat the onslaught of beauty that is Jimmy Cliff’s voice.