It wasn't that long ago that we heard about the RIAA being blocked from getting access to a person's hard drive that was under investigation. That same benefit has been given to someone on the other end of a lawsuit. A man who sued a spamming company for receiving a bunch of spam via webmail won't have to turn over his hard drive to the company that requested it. That makes perfect sense, of course, considering that webmail isn't stored on your machine at all, but rather a remote server. What exactly would the point of taking a look at his hard drive would be anyways? Probably more data mining. Regardless, “EFinancial LLC” didn't get their way.
People are definitely beginning to take the fight back to these companies. A single user suing a spamming company was pretty much unheard of just a few short years ago. Maybe these companies will think twice before churning out 600,000 emails a day. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the majority of these “companies” are fly by night operations that are hard to track and even harder to bring down.