Kirk Jenkins of Sedgwick LLP writes:
In the closing days of its January term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hadley v. Subscriber Doe. Hadley poses the question of whether the defendant is entitled to quash the plaintiff’s subpoena seeking to discover the identity of an anonymous internet poster. Our detailed summary of the underlying facts and lower court orders in Hadley is here.
An anonymous reader posted a defamatory comment about a political candidate at the end of an online newspaper article. The plaintiff sued the poster, using only his online screen-name, and sent the internet service provider a subpoena seeking the poster’s ISP address.
Read more about the case on JDSupra.