Skip to main content
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location
Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select

Find a Lawyer

More Options

Blockowicz v. Williams, 10-1167

By FindLaw Staff on December 27, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019
Blockowicz v. Williams, 10-1167, concerned a challenge to the district court's denial of plaintiffs' request to order operators of a website, on which the defendants posted the defamatory statements, to remove the statements from their website, following the district court's entry of default judgment and a permanent injunction against defendants for posting defamatory comments about plaintiffs on certain websites.

In affirming, the court held that Rule 65(d)(2)(C) is not the appropriate mechanism for achieving the removal of the defendants' posts, as the operators of the website have simply failed to act in any way relevant to this dispute since agreeing to the Terms of Service with the defendants, which they did before the injunction was issued and before the statements at issue were even posted.  The court also held that the operators cannot assert the defendants' Illinois' statute of limitations defense as the defense belongs to the defendants, who have never asserted it and who are not parties to this appeal.

Related Link:

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

Or contact an attorney near you:
Copied to clipboard