A controversial injunction ordering a Dearborn attorney to cease his public criticism of a proposed class action settlement in a case alleging that non-Halal chicken was served in a Dearborn McDonald's has been lifted. In February, Judge Kathleen Macdonald granted plaintiffs' lawyers request for a preliminary injunction ordering Majed Moughni, who was not an attorney in the case, to take down his criticism on a Facebook page he manages, and instead to post the proposed settlement. The order also provided:
In order for this Court to further supervise the process of Class Notice and the administration of justice, by 12 noon, on February 8, Majed Moughni shall deliver to the Court and each counsel of record, a complete list of those individuals who responded on the Facebook page to statements about this case, including under the response “Like,” and such list shall provide all information contained in each response, including name, contact information and any comments.
Here's the full injunction (PDF). In addition to the Michigan ACLU and the Public Citizen Litigation Group, a host of law bloggers have objected to the injunction. Just for example, "Would You Like Unprincipled Prior Restraint With That?"
Read the Free Press story on lifting the injunction here.