Twitter User Must Face Battery Claim Over Journo's Seizure

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Thursday told a man accused of sending a seizure-inducing tweet to journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, that he could not escape Eichenwald's battery claim against him, saying Eichenwald has adequately claimed the man posted the image with an intent to harm.

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar partially denied a motion to dismiss by John Rivello in the lawsuit by Eichenwald, rejecting assertions by Rivello that he could not face the battery claim because there is no allegation of physical contact by the journalist.

Eichenwald, an author and senior writer for Newsweek, alleges Rivello, a...

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