By Kevin O'Keefe

Avvo files motion to dismiss class action lawsuit

Just got word from Avvo CEO, Mark Britton, that Avvo’s filed a motion dismiss in the federal class action that had been brought against the company. Mark has also blogged on the matter saying that “this case should have never been filed in the first place.”

On a quick glance at the motion, it’s leading defenses include the First Amendment’s coverage for Free Speech and the Communications Decency Act’s broad protection for Internet communication facilitated by third parties. Here’s a full copy of the Avvo Motion to Dismiss.

No lightweight defending Avvo either. They’ve got Seattle Advertising and Media Lawyer Bruce Johnson of Davis Wright Tremaine. Bruce is a heck of a lawyer, a good guy, and well versed on the First Amendment, including new media issues.

Was on a panel with Bruce last year. Blown away with his knowledge of free speech, the history of publishing, and the implication of each when it comes to the Internet and new media. Plus, like all the good lawyers he’s a LexBlog client, blogging off Davis Wright Tremaine’s Privacy and Security Law Blog.

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