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.
New York is a Hellava Town!
We left Montauk in the late afternoon on a nice southwest wind and incoming tide carrying us to Plum Gut. (We being me and my publicist/boat-builder/deckhand Jennifer Richards). The forecast southeasterly for later that night never materialized, so motor and motorsailed the whole trip. Not my preference, but a(nother) lesson about sailboats and schedules. In our carbon-driven world, you have to burn carbon to keep up.
Presently Mon Tiki is docked at Liberty Landing Marina, with Allan (husband of Jennifer’s college BFF) on his way down from Upstate New York. Like myself, Allan works a long hours everyday summer job, so it’s easier for him than most to do odd things in the winter. The odd thing that Allan and I hope to do is catch the clearing wind on the backside of the rain that just passed through and ride it down to Norfolk.
So apologies to those of you who I had hoped to catch up with in the northern Chesapeake. I had thought between a good place to keep the boat in Rockhall and nasty-ish weather we’d sneak down the coast of New Jersey then back up Delaware Bay and across the C & D canal. But the wind is offering us the chance of a fast downhill run and we’re going to jump on it.
Or at least that’s the plan right now.