HuffPo Seeks Dismissal Of $105M Unpaid Blogger Suit

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT) -- The Huffington Post on Monday asked a New York court to toss a $105 million proposed class action over its policy of not paying bloggers, arguing the plaintiffs had no valid claim because they agreed to write without compensation.

The suit was filed in April by labor activist Jonathan Tasini, who wrote hundreds of blog posts for the AOL Inc.-owned site, which he claimed engaged in deceptive business practices and unjust enrichment by not paying bloggers.

In its motion to dismiss, the Huffington Post maintains that...
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Tasini et al v. AOL, Inc. et al


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1:11-cv-02472

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

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John G. Koeltl

Date Filed

April 12, 2011

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