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WhiteHat Jr CEO Karan Bajaj files Defamation case against Pradeep Poonia

Lawstreet Journal 27 Nov 2020 9:55pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Business WhiteHat Jr CEO Karan Bajaj files Defamation case against Pradeep Poonia

WhiteHat Jr CEO and founder Karan Bajaj has filed a defamation case against Bengaluru based Software Engineer Pradeep Poonia and served on him a notice of damages to the tune of $2.6 million or Rupees 192,836,700 (approx.). Pradeep Poonia has been restrained from downloading any curriculum which is available from its users from WhiteHat Jr and circulating it to third parties. Apart from that, Pradeep Poonia has been restrained from commenting or sharing his views and experiences on the number or quality of teachers of WhiteHat Jr and from commenting or exposing their educational or professional backgrounds.

Karan Bajaj has alleged Pradeep Poonia of infringement of trademarks and copyrights, the onslaught of privacy of WhiteHat Jr, defamation, mischief, and torts inducing breach of the contractual terms and conditions of the platform. This ensued after Poonia released a series of tweets earlier in the month of October and shared internal Slack chats from WhiteHat Jr. After that Pradeep Poonia spoke about being harassed by the company WhiteHat Jr and said that the posts and videos which he would put up would to show to the public that the company is not providing quality education and is frequently subject to takedown notices and copyright claims. In addition to his tweets, Pradeep Poonia also talked about the teachers at WhiteHat Jr not having sufficient knowledge of coding.


The defamation suit filed by the founder of WhiteHatjr Mr. Karan Bajaj was around 800 pages. Bajaj accused Poonia of launching a systemic and highly defamatory attack since… Continue Reading...

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