Countries sit at the negotiation table to discuss how they can bring peace between themselves.
Arbitrators sit at the arbitration table to discuss the merits of cases so parties can avoid going to trial.
Mediators sit at the mediation table to discuss bringing resolve to matters of disagreement.
Lawyers from opposing sides sit down and discuss how to settle cases to avoid spending years in litigation.
All of these situations are enemies coming together to negotiate resolution of problems between them.
But, I have been accused of being a traitor for trying to negotiate a peace treaty to stop harassment.
In the video at the end of this post, attorney David Allen explains a case involving defamation on social media. This important subject gives me opportunity to address a recent major misunderstanding.
If you have followed the posts on this blog, then you might be familiar with some of the names and people and their actions. If not, here is a summary;
In October 2015, a person reached out to me because he and others became aware that a subpoena was issued to Twitter in a case in the State of Georgia. The parties issuing that subpoena are known as “The Bells.” They filed a cross-complaint alleging that the mother of deceased Kendrick Johnson used “authorized agents” on social media who use the words “murdered,” and “murderers” thereby defaming the Bells.
The subpoena included the handles of 23 individuals, and requested their account information, including their IP addresses. Subsequently, the ACLU filed for leave to file an Amici brief in that case and the Bells filed a document that they were not going to compel Twitter to comply with the subpoena.
There is a thread here. Please bear with me. Continue reading