Cooley Law Blogger Critic Can Remain Nameless

Law360, Los Angeles (April 5, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A Michigan appeals court on Thursday reversed a decision that would have revealed the identity of a former Thomas M. Cooley School of Law student who allegedly posted defamatory statements about the school anonymously on a blog.

Cooley sued John Doe 1 in July 2011, saying he made defamatory accusations that the school and its representatives are criminals and fraudsters. Doe 1 created his website, titled “Thomas M. Cooley Law School Scam,” using a pseudonym and sought a protective order limiting Cooley’s use or disclosure of...
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