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PETA Wants HuffPo Users' IDs Over Critical Comments

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. on Thursday hit TheHuffingtonPost.com Inc. with a lawsuit seeking to force the website to identify people who commented on a PETA-related story and allegedly posted “false and defamatory statements” about the animal rights group.

In a complaint filed in a New York state court, PETA said the unknown commenters posted their statements under various usernames, including “Lucy Van Pelt,” “Eyema Nurde” and “ambersommerville.” The group wants The Huffington Post to turn over the users’ addresses, email addresses, phone...
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