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.
MON TIKI Update 5/23/12
On Monday we glued up the tillers.
On Tuesday we finished up the foam-core laminated tops to the deck houses, the finally pieces that close in the hulls.
Today we unclamped the tillers and shaped them, trimmed and filleted the deckhouses, and laid fairing compound (the dark red stuff) on about 40% of the decks on both hulls.
Tomorrow we’ll glass the deckhouses and Friday we’ll finish fairing.
And then sometime over the Memorial Day weekend we’re going to roll the hulls out of the barn, square and level them, install the akas (crossbeams) and begin fitting out the bridge-deck.
Yes, I am excited!
Above: A big catamaran needs big tillers. S/V MON TIKI’s are eight feet long!