Blue Oval News
Blue Oval News is an independent web site devoted to news, commentary, and speculation about Ford Motor Company. It was started in 1998 by Warner Robert, who was involved in a high profile lawsuit his posting of information on the web from Ford internal documents.
In July 1999, Blue Oval News posted an article stating that the 1999 Mustang Cobra generates less power than advertised. This article was based on Ford internal documents. Ford asked that this article be removed from circulation, a request refused by the publisher of Blue Oval News. Subsequently, in August 1999, Ford filed suit against Blue Oval News in U.S. Federal court claiming illegal dissemination of trade secrets and copyright infringement. On 7 September 1999, Judge Nancy Edmunds ruled in favor of Blue Oval News on the basis of First Amendment rights to free speech.