Holmgren v. Murrieta Opinion, No. RIC494950 (Cal. Super. Ct., Riverside Co. filed March 6, 2008).

Status: Pending

Plaintiff Roy Holmgren brought suit for defamation based on allegedly false statements published by anonymous operators and commenters of two blogs, the Murrieta Opinion (murrietaopinion.blogspot.com; defunct) and About Murrieta (aboutmurrieta.blogspot.com). The host of the blogs, Google (owner of Blogspot) has refused to provide Holmgren with any identifying information. Regardless, defendant Jeffrey Kleiner was added to the suit after it was discovered that he was the operator of the Murrieta Opinion blog. The court has proposed sanctions against Holmgren for failure to file proof of service of summons on Kleiner, which were still pending in March 2009. Updated March 26, 2009.

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