message board libel case in California

A California based technology company, Juniper Networks, is taking a group of anonymous message board users to court.

The case, filed by in Santa Clara on December 14, claims that ten anonymous users, which it names as “Does 1-10” collectively, posted defamatory comments on the message board at – the site which is itself reporting the case .

It’s worth noting that this is one of a number of recent libel cases where claimants have taken on the users who posted the allegedly defamatory comments rather than the publisher (website owner).

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