Man sues to find out who set up fake LinkedIn account in his name
The head of a nonprofit that provides support services for people with disabilities in 13 Western Pennsylvania counties wants to sue the person who published his personal information through a fake account on a business social networking site, but he first has to get LinkedIn Corp. to turn over the person's identity, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.
Rick D. Senft, president and chief executive officer of Passavant Memorial Homes, Marshall, claims in the lawsuit that someone set up a LinkedIn account in his name without his permission and included his personal email address and cell phone number. LinkedIn Corp. has taken down the site but won't turn over the identity of its creator without a court order, the lawsuit says.
Senft, his lawyer Jay Marinstein and a representative of the Mountain View, Calif.-based LinkedIn couldn't be reached for comment.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Monroeville firefighters hope hot photo calendar will help raise money
- Arizona Uzi shooting that accidentally killed instructor ‘just stupid’
- Homeowners warned of bogus land surveyors
- Parking, traffic crunch expected on busy North Shore this weekend
- Biden in Pittsburgh Thursday for fundraiser
- Corbett uninvited to labor parade over LCB issue
- Public Utility Commission hearing arguments against Lyft
- Italian Village Pizza owners plead guilty to tax evasion, conspiracy
- Pitt, CMU researchers shed light on how learning works
- Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks
- Attorney General drops charges against ‘upper-level’ heroin dealers, records show