Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Deborah Thomson , Tampa, FL, for Appellant.
Bruce Edward Humble Johnson , Ambika Kumar Doran , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Fortis Davis Woods-Morse , Consumer Justice Group, Judith A. Endejan , Garvey Schubert Barer , Seattle, WA, Paul Alan Levy , Public Citizen Law Group, Washington, DC, for Respondent.
¶ 1 What showing must be made by a defamation plaintiff seeking disclosure of an anonymous speaker's identity? This is an open question in Washington. Thomson brought a defamation suit against Doe, an anonymous poster who wrote a negative review of Thomson on Avvo.com. Thomson then subpoenaed Avvo seeking Doe's identity. When...
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