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Ashok Ramani Resolves High-Profile Defamation Case

Hartford Courant

Two former Yale University law school students have quietly settled a high-profile lawsuit they brought against about two dozen anonymous authors who the students said defamed and threatened them by posting malicious falsehoods on an Internet message board.

The terms under which the suit was resolved are confidential, and lawyers representing the former students, Heide Iravani and Brittan Heller, would not discuss them. Court records and lawyers who followed the litigation said attorneys for the women were able to identify eight or nine of the anonymous posters and settled with some of them.

"We settled with a handful of folks," said San Francisco attorney Ashok Ramani, whose firm, Keker & Van Nest, represented the women at no charge. "Our clients are very pleased with how the case went."