Wikileaks.org lawsuit dropped

Wikileaks logoThe court case against Wikileaks has come to an end with the decision yesterday by Julius Baer & Co., the Swiss bank involved, filing “a brief notice of dismissal in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, saying it reserved the right to pursue its case at a later date in the same court or elsewhere,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle. “The bank’s lawyers had said after a hearing Friday that they were willing to refile the suit in a state court, but the bank gave no indication today that it had any such plans.”

“We voluntarily backed out at this point but retained the right to pursue it further if the bank decides they want to do that,” said Jenna Agins, spokeswoman at the public relations firm that represents Julius Baer, quoted by the Chronicle.

For the full article in the San Francisco Chronicle, see www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/05/BANSVECAR.DTL.

Declan McCullagh, writing for CNet, also reports on the bank dropping the case at www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9886855-38.html.