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In re: Anonymous Online Speakers, 09-71265

In an action brought by the successor to the well-known Amway Corp., claiming that defendant orchestrated an Internet smear campaign via anonymous postings and videos disparaging plaintiff and its business practices, defendant's petition for a writ of mandamus directing the district court to vacate its order requiring the disclosure of the identity of the three speakers at issue is denied where the district court weighed appropriate considerations and, given the decision to disclose the speakers' identities even under the strictest test outlines in Cahill, there was no clear error.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/02/2010
  • Decided 07/12/2010
  • Published 07/12/2010


  • M. Margaret McKeown


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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