AOL vs. Does: The Lawsuit
It started with this notice from the Indian AOL. Later, AOL in USA filed an official complaint, and subpoenaed Google and WordPress to reveal our identities, in order for them to prosecute us for defamation, copyright breaches, trade libel and for revealing ”trade secrets”.
Following are the highlights of the case:
Here is the Court’s decision in June 2011 in which she threw out the Defamation and Trade Libel claims, but kept the Trade Secret claims. As well there are the Motions to Dismiss and Strike and the Oppositions and Replies to each, that preceded that Court decision.
Here are the pleadings leading up to the Court’s November 2011 decision protecting Skywalker’s anonymity.
Here are the Motion for Summary Judgment and 2nd Motion to Strike, culminating in the Court’s order of May 1 2012 knocking out the Copyright Claim and all claims against Klim. Note that doc 138 was actually filed much earlier, but because of issues about how to publicly file sealed documents it shows up later in the docket.
The latest efforts to learn my identity are in these “letter brief” motions to compel, and our oppositions. These motions were denied by the Court in the “Minute Order” at the end.
As of June 19th, the lawsuit is over. We have settled with AOLFUS, see details here.