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<xTITLE>Court Denies Patreon Injunction Against Fans of 'Canceled' Comedian</xTITLE>

Court Denies Patreon Injunction Against Fans of 'Canceled' Comedian

by Indraneel Gunjal
August 2020 Indraneel Gunjal

A California court ruled in favor of the fans of Owen Benjamin, a controversial right-wing comedian, after Patreon, a US fan-funding service, sought an injunction against their arbitration suits against it. The comedian was removed from Patreon in late 2019 over alleged hate speech and also banned from major social media sites like YouTube and Twitter and payment services like PayPal. Subsequently, he had instructed his fans to file suits against Patreon, claiming his removal interfered in their economic relationship. These complaints, under Patreon's own rules, were to be settled through arbitration with the fees for the process to be paid by the Pateron itself, as required by California's laws.

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Indraneel Gunjal is an attorney from India and an advanced degree graduate from Stanford Law School, Class of 2020 with a specialization in International Economic Law, Business & Policy. Before joining Stanford, he worked with the Trade Policy Division of the Department of Commerce, Government of India where he was a member of the legal team representing India in its inter-state trade and investment disputes, Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, and also tasked with formulating and reviewing its trade policy.

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