McMann v. Doe
- WIPO Decision (02/09/2008)
- WIPO Response (01/23/2008)
- Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene (01/19/2007)
- Arizona Court Opinion (01/18/2007)
- Motion to Unseal (12/23/2006)
- Motion to Intervene (12/22/2006)
- Reply Memorandum in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and to Quash Subpoena (12/22/2006)
- Response to Motion to Quash Subpoena and Motion to Dismiss (12/04/2006)
- Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss and to Quash Subpoena (11/21/2006)
The Superior Court of Arizona dismissed a Massachusetts real estate developer's lawsuit against the anonymous operator of an Internet gripe site. The court held that Paul McMann failed to substantiate his claims against the owner of the domain name paulmcmann.com, quashed a subpoena seeking the owner's identity, and dismissed the case. A nearly identical lawsuit by McMann had already been dismissed by another court.
McMann subsequently filed a complaint with WIPO, the World International Property Organization, in an attempt to take control of the domain name. Public Citizen again represented the gripe site owner, and McMann's complaint was denied.