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.
(This is a guest post from our very own Maribou!)
After an incredibly stressful work week ameliorated only by how awesome my coworkers are, I am so very happy to be looking this weekend in the face.
Because of my work schedule, I actually have an odd little pre-weekend on Fridays, when I don’t have to be at work until 2 pm. Normally that’s what I need to make it all the way to the real weekend, which starts when I get off work 8 hours later, but this week? This week I get to take three hours out in the middle of my workday to go to one of our campus venues and listen to CHUCK D discuss his life and writings.
That’s right, I SAID CHUCK D.
In a theater that maybe holds 400 people.
I will be showing up an hour early in the hopes of getting a seat.
Given that Jaybird’s leaving for Qatar on Monday and my sister & niece & brother-in-law are arriving in a week, I expect the rest of this weekend to be weekendly only insofar as we will be working on stressful urgent home projects / chores instead of stressful urgent work projects / chores. And, thank goodness, there will be the delightful yet time-taking-up leaven of social things like gaming and TV dates to break up the intensity.
CHUCK D. My 15-year-old self is SO EXCITED right now. My grown-up self is pretty darn excited too.
What’s on your docket?