More bad news for Twitter.
Twitter wanted to get Project Veritas’ case against them transferred to a more friendly court.
A Manhattan court ruled against them.
TWITTER LEGAL VICTORY: O’Keefe Defeats Twitter Attempt to Transfer Case to Friendly Court
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has defeated Twitter’s attempt to transfer the case to friendly court—instead it will remain in O’Keefe’s backyard—winning his first major legal victory in the lawsuit against the Big Tech giant.
Manhattan federal court ruled to “remand”—or allow the case to be brought back down from federal to state level—the suit to the New York Supreme Court.
Twitter’s presumed objective was to transfer the case to the federal level so the company could litigate in a friendly California court, where the federal playing field routinely dismisses cases against Silicon Valley corporations.
Twitter attorney Amer Ahmed argued that O’Keefe would seek over $75,000 in damages to “punish” the company for defamation, citing the monetary damages as the reason for the case to be elevated to the federal level. O’Keefe is not seeking the alleged amount because the case is “about justice, not money,” Project Veritas said.
The Twitter lawyer learned that O’Keefe does not prioritize monetary gain over the pursuit of justice, thereby undermining the basis to move the lawsuit to federal court, Project Veritas announced Tuesday: “O’Keefe is looking forward to the opportunity of conducting discovery on Twitter and finding out who were the responsible parties within the Big Tech company involved in the decision to suspend his account and issue the defamatory reasoning for doing so.”
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