In re Lazaridis, No. 10–CV–00029, 2011 BL 224965 (D.N.J. Sept. 1, 2011) The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted a motion to quash a subpoena duces tecum for postings to an online forum, finding that the posters' First Amendment rights outweighed the petitioner's need for the information, and that producing it would be unduly burdensome.
Subpoena Sought for User Information
Website Claims Subpoena is Unreasonable
First Amendment Shields Posters
The cost and burden to BSHF, when weighed against the lack of a showing of actual need or relevance of the information sought, coupled with the First Amendment rights that are necessarily implicated, leads this Court to conclude that enforcement of the Subpoena would create an undue burden on BSHF.
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