Last month, I reported that lawyers acting on behalf of Gawker’s army of unpaid former interns had proposed a plan to promote their lawsuit by spamming, amongst other places, Gamergate forums on Reddit.
Unsurprisingly, Gawker’s own lawyers cried foul over the proposal which seemed calculated less to reach potential plaintiffs and more to punch Nick Denton’s blog network in the face.
Now the judge in the case has weighed in, issuing an order denying the interns attorney’s motion and warning them that they are massively over-stretching the court’s initial willingness to allow social media to be used in the suit.
District Judge Alison Nathan barely hides her frustration, writing:
Here’s the full order: