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Hritz v. Jane Doe

The Vice-President / General Counsel of a steel company filed a "pre-litigation petition" in Ohio state court seeking to identify an individual who had criticized the plaintiff on a Yahoo! bulletin board; one of the criticisms was that the plaintiff was too litigious. Represented by a team of lawyers led by Public Citizen and including EFF, the Doe first removed the case to federal court in Ohio, and then sought to quash the subpoena in Virginia federal court. The briefs include papers relating to the (unsuccessful) effort to remove to federal court, and the motion to quash which has never been decided, the plaintiff apparently having lost interest in the matter after the Doe stopped posting.

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