The defendant, who ran an online discussion group around women's health, posted some third-party content that attacked the plaintiffs, two doctors critical of alternative medicines.
In an important decision, the distributor of an electronic newsletter was a publisher for the purposes of CDA § 230 when he forwarded a third party's email to the newsletter list serve with only minor edits.
America Online was sued for providing wrong information about Ben Ezra, Weinstein, & Co.'s stock.
Victims sued both Drudge for publishing defamatory content and AOL for hosting his website.
The dating website Metrosplash.com, Inc., was sued for a third-party's objectionable response to an online questionnaire.
Consumeraffairs.com was sued for providing a forum for customers, as well as soliciting and editing allegedly false negative reviews of businesses.
An author sued Google because the company archived defamatory messages posted about him on a third-party website and displayed "an authorized biography of Plaintiff" when his name was searched.
When a third party posted defamatory statements about Universal Communications Systems on an online Lycos message board, the company sued Lycos arguing in part that Lycos' registration process and link structure had prompted the statements.
Zeran sued American Online for hosting false advertisements placed on their bulletin boards.