No. 72321-9-I.

356 P.3d 727 (2015)

189 Wn. App. 45

Deborah THOMSON, an individual, Appellant, v. Jane DOE, Respondent.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.

July 6, 2015.

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 Thomson then subpoenaed Avvo seeking Doe's identity. When...


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