Megablog mogul Arianna Huffington, along with the Huffington Post and the HuffPo’s new parent entity AOL, have been sued in a class-action suit led by Jonathan Tasini on behalf of a throng of unpaid HuffPo keyboard jockeys.
The Huffington Post, AOL, and Arianna Huffington have been sued in a class-action suit led by Jonathan Tasini on behalf of a throng of unpaid HuffPo keyboard jockeys.
The lawsuit is the latest expression of ire from the HuffPo volunteer blogger corps after the megablog was acquired by AOL for $315 million in February 2011.
The rabble-rousing Tasini already made legal history years ago in Tasini v. New York Times, a class-action lawsuit brought by freelancers whose works were put into electronic databases without permission or compensation. Tasini took that case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.
It’s unclear now what the legal claims are in Tasini’s new case. I’ll update when I find out more.