Defamation Without a Name
California Lawyer
July 2014

In the article, “Defamation Without a Name” published by California Lawyer, partner Lee Brenner discusses the current state of the law with respect to anonymous online defamation cases. “Unlike traditional defamation cases, a plaintiff seeking to sue an anonymous speaker faces a unique challenge: discovering the identity of the alleged defamer.” California and federal courts have implemented various standards when dealing with the plaintiff’s attempt to locate and identify the alleged anonymous defamer.