Michael S. Pascazi, Esq. recently secured a court order, on behalf of a client, from the N.Y.S. Supreme Court, compelling Yahoo! Inc. to turn over the name and address of an anonymous e-mail writer, who was using his anonymity to harass and inflict emotional distress upon Attorney Pascazi’s client. This was an egregious case of intentional emotional harm, whereby, the client began receiving outrageous and harassing e-mails, immediately after the tragic and untimely death of his young son. With the name and address of the e-mails’ author, a lawsuit can be started by Attorney Pascazi, seeking monetary damages from the perpetrator, and holding the e-mail writer to account, for his/her outlandish deeds.
What should be taken away from this event is that anonymity on the Internet only goes so far, and will crumble in the face of tortuous and/or criminal conduct. This same type of “lawyering” can also be applied to Copyright and Trademark issues. Should you, a loved one or a friend be faced with an anonymous e-mail writer causing your harm, seek competent legal advice as soon as possible. Further, Attorney Pascazi would like to hear about it. Pascazi Law Offices PLLC represents both plaintiffs and defendants in such cases.