Washington State court rules that anonymous online reviewers are entitled to First Amendment protection

In a decision Monday, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled that anonymous reviewers on websites like lawyer review site Avvo.com are entitled to First Amendment protections. In the case, Florida-based divorce and family law attorney Deborah Thomson filed a defamation suit against a poster who published an anonymous negative review of her on the site. She asked the court to subpoena for information that could reveal the poster’s identity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/07/washington-state-court-rules-that-anonymous-online-reviewers-are-entitled-to-first-amendment-protection/

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