Shearman & Sterling is trying to root out the identity of someone -- it suspects a current or recent employee -- who posted a "highly offensive" message about a firm staff manager on community Web site craigslist.org. The law firm is relying on a tool that's become increasingly common among companies and others targeted by anonymous Internet users: filing suits against John or Jane Does to help identify them.
Shearman Sues in Bid to Smoke Out Critic
April 8, 2005
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