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    Chicago Landlord Sues Tenant over Twitter Tweet

    So, does your landlord follow you on twitter?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07...r_moldy_tweet/

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/16...r28web.article


    Horizon Group Management LLC

    Jeffrey Michael, whose family has run Horizon for more than 25 years, said: ...

    "We're a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization,"

    pdf of court filing:

    http://regmedia.co.uk/2009/07/28/chi...er_lawsuit.pdf

    Horizon Group Management LLC - Apartments in Chicago

    already on digg, wsj

    http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Tenant_s_T...lam_draws_suit

    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/07/...ed-in-chicago/

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    lol, ouch.

    Just goes to show that just cause your on the net you're not immune from libel laws! I don't think she'll have any defence, unless she can prove her comment.

    Thing is, the landlords are probably going to get a ton more bad publicity over this then if they had done nothing.

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    Luckily for her, there is more to proving libel than just the fact that it is something that they did not want to hear said about them.

    If it was truthful, and it was stated as opinion, then it is harder.

    But, it might still come down to who spends the most money on lawyers.

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    sheesh...that's kinda tough for a $50,000 damage lawsuit don'cha think. They could've contacted the person first before filing the case if their apartment isn't moldy as they claim.
    sig space open...

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    Theoretical Physics Student bronze trophy Jake Arkinstall's Avatar
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    At the moment the links to the articles are dead...
    Jake Arkinstall
    "Sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel;
    Sometimes its enough to make that wheel more rounded"-Molona


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