HuffPost Wins Dismissal of Blogger Lawsuit

A New York federal court dismissed former HuffPost bloggers’ amended complaint  seeking a portion of the proceeds of the sale of Huffington Post to AOL   The court explained:


Quite simply, the plaintiffs offered a service and the defendants offered exposure in return, and the transaction occurred exactly as advertised. The defendants followed through on their end of the agreed-upon bargain. That the defendants ultimately profited more than the plaintiffs might have expected does not give the plaintiffs a right to change retroactively their clear, up-front agreement. That is an effort to change the rules of the game after the game has been played, and equity and good conscience require no such result.

The suit lasted longer than a short-lived boycott by the National Writers Union and the Newspaper Guild which ended last fall.