Judge Denies Motion To Compel Identity Of Anonymous Posters On Job Gripe Website

Mealey's (April 6, 2016, 10:35 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — An Illinois man’s motion to compel identifying information about an anonymous commenter from the operator of an employee gripe website was denied on April 1, with a California judge citing protections of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and failure of the movant to establish a sufficient need for the information to defend against an underlying defamation claim (Mason Awtry v. Glassdoor Inc., No. 3:16-cv-80028, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44804).

(Order available. Document #68-160414-013R.)

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