A Philadelphia judge has dismissed a defamation action filed by a staffer employed by state Sen. Vincent J. Fumo against the operator of an anti-Fumo Web site. A newspaper article that incorrectly identified the staffer as having been subpoenaed following a federal probe into local parking ticket fixing had been posted on the site. Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro determined that the site was a passive conduit of information, not a content provider, allowing immunity under the Communication Decency Act.
Philadelphia Judge Tosses Defamation Suit Against Web Site
The Legal Intelligencer
June 12, 2006