The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Spamhaus gets new legal counsel

Word on the street is that Spamhaus has obtained new legal counsel in the e360 case. On Friday, documents were filed in Illinois which have the effect of preserving their right to appeal. This part of the story is pretty minor news.

The big news, however, is that their new legal counsel is Jenner & Block, one of the top firms in Chicago, who have agreed to take the case Pro Bono. The lead attorney on the case, Matthew Neumeier, is a senior partner at the firm, former Supreme Court clerk, and an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he teaches graduate courses on High Technology Litigation and Computers & the Law.

As one observer put it: "I would imagine, for the e360 attorneys, getting notice that Jenner is on the case is a bit like being an amateur boxer who strolls into the ring down at the local YMCA only to find not only are you fighting a young Mike Tyson, but he's decided to fight for free just because he wants to see you crushed."

Update: Covered by Computerworld.

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