Status: Withdrawn by plaintiff
Eclipse Aviation, which manufactures very light jet aircraft, sued several John Does in New Mexico state court, alleging that they were current and former employees who had violated their confidentiality agreements by contributing and posting comments to the Eclipse Aviation Critic blog, eclipseaviationcritic.blogspot.com, which was active until 2007, and its successor, the Eclipse Aviation Critic Next Generation blog, www.eclipsecriticng.blogspot.com.
Eclipse then filed a related action in California state court, seeking a subpoena to compel Google to reveal information to identify 28 “John Does” who contributed to the sites. Eclipse obtained the subpoena from the
Motion to quash (Cal.) subpoena: http://www.charterx.com/mediafiles/store/58773/128547467269195924.pdf
Coverage of settlement: http://www.charterx.com/resources/article.aspx?id=3444