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.
Juror Mitch Landrieu
How did the defense attorney let this happen? New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has apparently made the cut to be on the jury of a murder trial in New Orleans. I can’t imagine why a defense attorney would want a politician on that jury. Granted, they can’t exactly pick who is on the jury, but that’s a high-profile individual worthy of a strike, I would think. No politician, even a Democrat in New Orleans, would want to be the guy who let a killer go free. Even someone who only might be a killer.