HOA reform group targets law that allows Texas associations to repossess homes over HOA rules | Texas Watchdog
So here is what appears to be the explanation the lawsuit that produced the subpoena (see below), according to one source:
"The HOA-reform groups continue to be irritated by the man who helped craft and pass some of those laws, state Sen. John Carona, who heads Associa, a national company that refers to itself in press releases as “the leader in community association management.”
It’s an old fight – at least since 2006 disgruntled homeowners have been angered by Carona’s influence and operations. Carona has recently fought back in a civil lawsuit filed in Hays County against Bill Davis, a Friendswood lawyer and advocate for HOA reform. Carona’s Associations Inc. also names “ICDELIGHT” as a defendant, referring to an online handle that Davis used in speaking out against HOAs and Carona, whom he has called a “shakedown artist” in interviews. Davis calls the action a “SLAPP suit” designed to intimidate him and his colleagues from speaking out against Carona."
The term SLAPP suit means "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation," used by corporations to intimidate critics.
I still don't get what this weblog has to do with the lawsuit. The fact that my weblog is targeted is ironic, given that from time to time I have warned anonymous commenters about the importance of avoiding defamatory remarks, and I delete them whenever I notice them. That's because I knew that sooner or later the community association industry would retaliate against its critics with this sort of lawsuit.
For what it's worth--my understanding of Google's policies is that they will divulge 6 months worth of IP addresses. Anything older than that is purged. You can read about those policies at this website, which goes to a firm that helps people sue for internet defamation.