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Tampa lawyer sues over anonymous online review

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A Tampa divorce and family law attorney is a central figure in a precedent-setting case now on appeal in the state of Washington. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Deborah Thomson filed a defamation suit against an anonymous reviewer on the attorney ratings web site Avvo.com. She has asked courts in Seattle, where Avvo is based, to enforce a subpoena for information that would unmask her anonymous critic. Among other things, she argues that the First Amendment does not protect…

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