This list, maintained by the MLRC Institute, lists incidences in the United States in which online speech is threatened, whether through libel suits, criminal investigations, or other means. If you know of something we missed, please let us know. For more details on this list, see “Notes and Sources” below.
Lake v. Ford, No. SC059805 (Cal. Super. dismissed Jan. 18, 2001).
Status: Settled for undisclosed “hefty sum”
Porn actress ChristyLake sued porn-industry blog lukeford.com owner Luke Ford after he posted pictures that he described as showing her having sex with a dog. The case was settled for “a hefty sum” before trial.