Question for legal experts regarding speech rights

Discussion in 'Trading' started by dtrader98, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. I know there are a few legal experts lurking on the board.

    A friend has been (indirectly through his ISP provider) subpoenaed from some company he discussed (obviously in a negative light, I assume) on a forum, and is looking for legal advice.

    Any personal experience in this area is appreciated.
  2. Settle quickly and move on.

  3. LeeD


    Given you have posted on trading forums, I presume "some company" claims market manipulation, not libel...
  4. dave4532


    If this is not a court order then he can throw it away.
  5. Only if he is located in Britain where where the person charged with libel has to prove his statements. In the US, with freedom of speech, you can get away with pretty much anything as evidenced by your favorite TV or radio talk show hosts.
  6. jprad


    How often have you seen a subpoena that wasn't issued by a court or the government?