Kuersteiner v. Schrader, No. 100089/08 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y, County dismissed Oct. 14, 2008).
Status: Case dismissed
Eric Von Kuersteiner, who owns several businesses in “the Pines” community on Fire Island, N.Y., sued blogger Eric Schrader and several commenters on the Pavillion blog (pavilion.blog.com; now abandoned), named after one of Von Kuersteiner’s clubs. As a first step, Von Kuersteiner sought to force Schrader to identify the authors of several anonymous comments that he alleged to be defamatory. Considering Schrader’s motion to dismiss the claims against him under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the court held that the comments were not defamatory, and dismissed the entire case.
Links and Court Documents:
Ruling dismissing case: http://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/fcas/fcas_docs/2008oct/3001000892008001sciv.pdf