Fix Wilson Yard v. City of Chicago, No. 2008-CH-45023 (Ill. Cir. Ct. filed 2008).
Status: Subpoenas pending.

In a suit by local residents seeking to stop a proposed development in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, the developer issued subpoenas seeking the identities of several anonymous commenters on Internet bulletin boards, as well as the anonymous proprietors of the "Uptown Update" ( and the now-defunct "What the Helen” blogs.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, representing the anonymous commenters and bloggers, obtained a temporary order protecting the their identities in July 2009, and in August sought to to make the order permanent.

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