HuffPost Tricked Bloggers Into Free Work, 2nd Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT) -- A group of unpaid Huffington Post bloggers asked the Second Circuit on Monday to revive their $105 million putative class action, arguing that the online publication duped writers into providing their work for free.

In an appeals brief, the bloggers said that a New York federal district court had improperly dismissed their suit against AOL Inc. — which bought the Huffington Post in 2011 for $315 million — when it concluded in March that the writers knew the details of the unpaid arrangement upfront.

The bloggers...
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