Infinite pleading amendments as the unintended consequence of suing to censor your critics.
This term is in reference to Rakofsky v. The Internet, a defamation suit filed by Joseph Rakofsky against approximately 80 defendants
, including The Washington
Post Company, screen names, email addresses, and various esteemed lawyers who publicly on their websites condemned Joseph Rakofsky for bringing shame upon the practice of criminal
defense and the legal
profession. As the story caught fire across the blogosphere, plaintiff Rakofsky continually
amended the suit, adding new defendants
seemingly every time a new individual on the internet spoke critically of him, which
only prompted wider
criticism, thus creating a self-perpetuating cycle.
*See Rakofsky Standard