Sam Bayard at the Citizen Media Project Blog reports:
New York Court Dismisses Orthomom Defamation Action
On Tuesday, October 23, Justice Marcy Friedman of the New York Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit seeking discovery from Google (dba Blogger) regarding the identities of the anonymous operator of the blog “Orthomom” and an anonymous commenter to the blog. The court’s opinion is potentially important because it addresses the difficult question of what standard a court should apply when deciding whether to unmask an anonymous defendent in a defamation action.
The actual case is here.