Midsize Jack wrote:I guess it shouldn't be so surprising, really. Logically, the WMF's main objective here would be to get an early dismissal to prevent having their internal discussions exposed via the discovery process. Dollars to doughnuts, some of those internal discussions contain material showing the near-total contempt the WMF staff has for Wikipedia contributors - especially those who end up getting banned by them, for whatever reason. If even a small-ish amount of that were to become public, it could put a serious crimp in their recruitment efforts.
By the same token, I would imagine that new internal rules have been made and imposed from the top to prevent WMF staff from saying anything negative anywhere about WP users, just in case these sorts of lawsuits become a trend, or even more likely, if pro-Trump Republican efforts in the USA to "open up the libel laws" result in the elimination of the "truth defense" in libel cases. That's not to say the WMF folks are constantly going on about how awful WP users are, but let's face it, if we can do it, they can do it too - and they have a lot more information about those users than we do.
https://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewto ... 50#p237014
It's about WMF's lawyer and that is what I am thing too all the time. I think there is a huge change the judge look for the corner of his eye to Europe in this Lomax case, and special to our Lindenbaum-Cohen arrest, a very tricky jurisprudence. (Our supreme court, Hoge Raad made there even a opera about this jurisprudence.) Een onrechtmatige daad, unwritten law. And there are more SanFanBan winners who look very careful to this case.
Why? Because Somey is right, the republicans really hate Wikipedia because it is a Clinton thing. Chelsea Clinton made not long ago James Alexander even a compliment on his twitter, see auggies RW. And judges in general look far over the borders, our courts can even choose for American law. Judes are like dogs in a park, all over the world they recognise each other from far, they have international congresses, often they cooperate, only a fool as Vigilant can think there is no interaction between international justice.
Lawyer Alex Voss and Frans Timmerman were really mad, words as governing by shitstorm and undermining the democracy are words what they seldom use in public.
They are feared to dead! And that is indeed the reason they hired a top lawyer.