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.
But remember, it’s the evil government that we have to protect these companies from…
The insurance industry has a tendency to make itself unsympathetic. There is of course the case of the Aetna student health plan holder who had to resort to twitter to get the company to actually pay for his cancer therapy…
…and now we have this appalling case out of Baltimore. But we must remember of course, that it’s the eeeeebul gubmint ‘crats that are trying to take away our right to be served by these wonderful private companies.
Feeling a bit churlish today.
Scanning through the comments, it would appear that the usual scolds have taken me to task for being mad that the insurance companies are doing their jobs and doing socially optimal behavior, etc. etc.
The point of the OP (it being off the cuff and rather churlish at that) was simply that companies aren’t your friends and have their own interests in mind. And often this self-interest has nothing to do with the well being of a client.