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Lawyer can’t discover the identity of ‘John Doe’ posters (access required)

Insults, but not defamation

A lawyer cannot discover the identity of an online poster who called her a “run of the mill court appointed attorney,” a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. That wasn’t even the worst of the comments offered by a John Doe poster, who also referred to Fairfax lawyer Andaleeb Geloo as “fat,” using a slur for Pakistani. But ...