Libel Suit By Email ‘Inventor’ Belongs In Trash, Blog Says

Law360, Boston (April 20, 2017, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The technology blog Techdirt asked a federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday to dismiss a libel suit brought by the self-described inventor of email, saying that its posts calling the man a fraud and liar were opinions, not facts.

Shiva Ayyadurai — who is represented by Charles Harder, the man who helped take down the website Gawker — has to meet a high bar as a public figure to sue for defamation, Techdirt told U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor at a hearing in Boston. He’s...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ayyadurai v. Floor64, Inc. et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Assault Libel & Slander


F. Dennis Saylor, IV

Date Filed

January 4, 2017

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