(sort of like man bites dog)
A Murrieta man is suing a blog he claims is defamatory. I took a five-second peek at the blog, not much to write home about. In my opinion the plaintiff would have been better off ignoring it. Here’s a portion of an article from John Hall at the NCTimes:
MURRIETA —- Saying that comments posted on a local blog have defamed him, a Murrieta man filed a civil lawsuit Thursday in what his attorney calls “a novel legal issue.”
Roy Holmgren claims in his lawsuit that statements made about him on murrietaopinion.blogspot.com have exposed him to “hatred, ridicule, contempt and disgrace.”
Holmgren is suing the operator of the blog as well as those who have posted the comments about him.
But, so far, neither he nor his attorney, Richard Ackerman, know who specifically they are suing.
“… the defendants hide behind the veil of the Internet to cover up their nefarious and tortious activities,” the lawsuit states.
Ackerman said Thursday that he has tried to find out who runs the blog from the host of the site, blogspot.com, but they have yet to cooperate.
“Whoever they are, they don’t have the right to publish defamatory material,” Ackerman said.