Briefly: Former Auto Admit executive continues lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled on March 31 that a former executive of the Web site AutoAdmit.com may press ahead with his lawsuit against two Yale Law School students and several others. Anthony Ciolli, the former chief education director of AutoAdmit, claimed that Brittan Heller LAW ’08 and Heidi Iravani LAW ’09 — the subjects of defamatory remarks on the Web site from 2005 to 2007 — wrongly included Ciolli as a defendant in their online defamation lawsuit, which was first brought to court in June 2007. Although the two law students dismissed him as a defendant from their case in November 2007, Ciolli alleges that his connection with the lawsuit cost him an full-time position with Boston-based law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

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