Registered: Apr 2003
Local time: 11:13 PM
Location: Los Angeles
To all the cool people on this board and to all your friends, pass along this good advice as I have been in a 2 year law suit with a publicly traded corporation for defamation (a B.S. frivilous lawsuit for making negative comments about a corporation and it's execs).
If you have an alias name on Yahoo, AOL, etc. and bash someone or a company, all they have to do is subpoena your ISP and the web site which you are posting under to get your true identity. Everything you do is traceable, it's only a matter of how bad someone wants to get revenge on you as to how much trouble they will go through to get your identity. Thus, if you bash your principle, put pix of someone you don't like on the board doing wild stuff, call an enemy names and bash them on message boards like this, they can find you out and sue you.
I made negative comments about this company, the way they ran their business and it's execs on the Yahoo finance message board. Even though this is protected under the first amendment and by the California Anti-SLAPP Statute 425.16 (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation), they obtained my identity from my netzero ISP and then forced me into a deposition, then summonsed me in a lawsuit. By the way with their millions, they have endless amounts to spend on lawyers, while i can't afford one, the state will not provide you with a lawyer under a civil suit. And by the way representing yourself is no excuse for making mistakes, missing deadlines or filling out forms improperly, you are basically screwed and will have to become a full time lawyer just to catch up to the laws and defend yourself.
FYI, watch your back, the first amendment no longer works, it's who has the most expensive lawyers that win this game. Or suck up your money!!!