Updated 11:40 a.m.
On August 2, an article called "The Primacy of the Rule of Law" was posted on The Huffington Post. The problem, according to a defamation lawsuit (PDF) filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is that the author listed, Juan Carlos Noriega, claims he had nothing to do with the piece.
Noriega, a lawyer based in Panama, is suing the media company for $3 million in damages, a full retraction, and an investigation into who created an account on The Huffington Post's website under his name.
A representative of The Huffington Post also could not immediately be reached for comment. Noriega's lawyer, Patton Boggs partner Benjamin Chew, said that the company never made any effort to contact Noriega before publishing the article along with his photo and a biographical description.