Penn law grad countersues over Web posts about women law students

A University of Pennsylvania law graduate who lost a lucrative job offer after he was linked to Web sites that crudely discussed female law students has countersued two of the women subjects.Anthony Ciolli’s libel suit charges that the Yale Law School students sued him although they knew he did not control the message boards at either, where he was an editor, or at a now-defunct site that ranked the looks of top women law students.The lawsuits renew debate about whether anonymous Internet scribes should be outed — and held legally responsible — for malicious online postings.

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