AutoAdmit Commenter Asks To Be Dropped From Lawsuit
from the let-me-go... dept
Already, one of the defendants sued by the women had the case dropped, and now another one is asking a judge to drop him from the case as well. He admits that he made two crude comments on the site (anonymously, at the time), suggesting that he would like to have sex with one of the women, but that's not against the law. He's also complaining that the womens' lawyers don't seem to want to actually serve the lawsuit on him or explain what's actionable about his comments, noting:
Mariner has been trying to proceed with this litigation for months. However in an attempt to execute a strategy so Byzantine that Kafka himself would be dumbfounded, Plaintiffs' counsel has failed to include any allegations that would support a cause of action, refused Mariner's counsel's offer to accept service and refused to simply dismiss Mariner. It appears Plaintiff's plan is to keep a lawsuit pending for as long as possible without actually prosecuting it.While I keep hearing lawyers claim that this AutoAdmit case will be important in establishing "boundaries" for what is and what is not acceptable online forum banter, so far, the case can only be described as a huge mess of angry lawyers suing each other.