It never hurts to keep these sorts of lawsuits in view if only peripherally. LexBlog posts about lawsuits against bloggers, linking to the original article at WebProNews.
As for how I got there, to LexBlog that is, and to which blogger I should give the credit, I’m not entirely sure. Coffee is still in my future. I do remember starting with Evan Schaeffer’s Legal Underground, but as usual, he goes boldly where some other lawyer bloggers might fear to tread. The journey is almost always worth it, but I’ve yet to retrace my steps perfectly when traveling the Legal Underground so just let your interests and your instincts guide you and don’t worry about those bread crumbs – they’re refined wheat flour anyway, which you should avoid. If you must, try leaving a trail of chocolate covered ginger (my latest local find – organic too :-).
Update: I forgot to link to this posting over at LibraryLaw: the face-to-face gathering of SF blawgers included a discussion of blawger cease and desist letters and libel law.