Kendall Coffey

Attorney, Legal Analyst

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The Megan Meier case

LAWSUIT FILED POSING RARE LEGAL CHALLENGE AGAINST HARASSING SPEECH

A lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court in Connecticut by two recent graduates of Yale University's law school posed a a rare legal challenge against harassing speech. The lawsuit was filed against people who anonymously posted derogatory comments about them on an online forum for graduate students. The lawsuit which was recently settled may have proven it detrimental to post harassing speech on gossip Web sites. Gossip Web sites which have proliferated in recent years have been the topic of much controversy. Once derogatory comments are posted, they can be found on a Google search by potential employers.