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Doe I and Doe II v. Individuals, Whose True Names are Unknown

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
2008 WL 2428206 (2008)


Facts

Doe I and Doe II (plaintiffs) were two students who had been targeted on a public message board with derogatory, defamatory, and threatening statements. The statements were posted by several anonymous users, including Doe 21 (defendant). Doe II filed a complaint alleging libel, among other issues. The students issued a subpoena to AT&T for information relating to the identity of Doe 21. Doe 21 submitted a motion to quash the subpoena.

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