Washington Appeals Panel Declines To Compel Avvo To Unmask Anonymous Reviewer

(August 12, 2015, 12:27 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A lawyer who sued a Jane Doe defendant who posted a negative online review of her failed to establish a prima facie case of defamation, a Washington appeals panel ruled July 6, affirming a lower court’s decision to not compel an attorney review website to comply with a subpoena seeking Doe’s identity (Deborah Thomson v. Jane Doe, No. 72321-9-I, Wash. App., Div. 1; 2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 1434).

(Opinion available. Document #24-150716-018Z.)

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