Wikileaks

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Memorandum Opinion

Memorandum Opinion regarding an application by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for the unsealing of judicial records "related to what the Committee believes is a criminal prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Unsealing Application

Application by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for the unsealing of court records concerning "the United States government's sealed criminal prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld drops Wikileaks-related lawsuit

Florida-based tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld has dropped a civil complaint against the unknown operators of the whistle-blower's web-site Wikileaks in which he alleged he was the victim of an extortion attempt.Kleinfeld's action against the "true owner and operator" of www.wikileaks.org and the similarly anonymous owners of two email addresses, Julius.baer99@yahoo.com and raymondbaer@yahoo.com, was dismissed without prejudice at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on June 24, 2008 for failure to serve the defendants.

Julius Baer Bank tries to shut down Wikileaks.org for publishing client records

An offshore bank is seeking to close down a web-site for whistleblowers that is currently displaying account records that were allegedly leaked by the financial institution's former Chief Operating Officer. Cayman Islands-licensed Julius Baer Bank and Trust Co. Ltd. and its Swiss parent, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., filed a complaint against the anonymous operators of wikileaks.org and the California company that hosts its web-site, Dynadot LLC, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California on February 6, 2008.

Julius Baer drops attempt in US court to force web-site to remove client records

After a roller-coaster 28-day ride of litigation and negative publicity, the Julius Baer private banking group has dropped its injunction application and claim for damages against an anonymously-operated web-site for whistleblowers. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., incorporated in Switzerland, and a Cayman Islands subsidiary, Julius Baer Bank and Trust Co. Ltd., filed a notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice of its complaint against Wikileaks and wikileaks.org at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 5, 2008. In doing so, the plaintiffs stated that they "may, at their option, later pursue their claims, including in an alternate court, jurisdiction or venue".