A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Trenton, N.J., might provide the chance for the local federal courts to address how far free speech rights go when an online critic uses a trademarked name as the address for a “gripe site.”

Dominic Morgan, the plaintiff in Morgan v. Nevyas, 10-cv-4552, seeks a declaratory judgment protecting his use of website addresses for his criticism of the doctors he claims botched his Lasik surgery and left him legally blind.

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