U.S. District Judge Throws Out Case From Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers
Roughly 9000 people who worked as bloggers for the Huffington Post at one time or another were shut down in their attempts to get compensation following the last year’s $315 million purchase of HuffPo by AOL. The charge is being led by former blogger Jonathan Tasini, but the suit has been dismissed by a U.S. district judge.
Judge John Koeltl said in his opinion that there was no expectation that these unpaid bloggers would ever end up getting paid for their work under Arianna Huffington, so the entire thing is baseless.
“No one forced the plaintiffs to give their work to The Huffington Post for publication and the plaintiffs candidly admit that they did not expect compensation… The principles of equity and good conscience do not justify giving the plaintiffs a piece of the purchase price when they never expected to be paid, repeatedly agreed to the same bargain, and went into the arrangement with eyes wide open.”
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