An updated is provided by Dennis Crouch on Patently-O in Troll Tracker Defamation Lawsuit: Trial Underway. As Crouch notes,
Eric Albritton's defamation lawsuit against Rick Frenkel and his former employer Cisco Systems is underway in the Eastern District of Texas. In my opinion, the case is ridiculous. However, it should serve as a reminder that those vehemently against certain types of speech can often shut-down that speech. Frenkel has indicated that he will not revive his troll tracker blog.Yet another example of how state law and institutions--including defamation law, state courts themselves and the hideous expense they impose and the injunctive remedies available to judges, and the admixture of IP law--chills free speech.