August 24, 2009

I NEVER WOULD HAVE HEARD THE WORDS “LISKULA COHEN” AND “SKANK” TOGETHER if it hadn’t been for her blogger-outing litigation efforts. It seems to me that terms like “skank” and “hag” are expressions of opinion anyway, though apparently the judge disagreed. But Ann Althouse notes: “Note that Liskula Cohen is now dropping her defamation suit against Port. That’s good for Port. It’s bad to be sued for $3 million. But it suggests that the disclosure of the name was the point of the lawsuit. Courts should not allow themselves to be used for that purpose. And Google’s lawyers should fight hard to make courts see it that way.”

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