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Dotloop says it knows identity of alleged hacker, is seeking settlement outside of court

Lawsuit against 'John Doe' dismissed, CAR says it was never subpoenaed

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Transaction management company dotloop Inc. says it knows the identify of the person who allegedly "hacked" into the company's computer system, but has voluntarily dismissed a federal lawsuit it filed nearly a year ago against them while it pursues a settlement. Dotloop initiated the suit in June 2013, alleging an anonymous individual (“John Doe”) had posed as an administrator for one of dotloop’s biggest clients, Keller Williams, under the name “Ian Dawtnapstur” and had “unlawfully hacked into dotloop’s computer system and proceeded to unlawfully upload and download forms stored on that system.” In late August, a U.S. district court gave dotloop permission to subpoena the California Association of Realtors, Kirkland, Wash.-based Northwest Multiple Listing Service, Instanet Solutions and Google Inc. for information regarding the identity of the alleged hacker. Instanet and CAR, which owns forms software provider zipLogix, are dotloop competitors. None of the f...