Defamatory Message Board Post Costs One Individual $11.3M in Lawsuit

Oct 12, 2006 • 7:21 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEO & SEM Forum News
 

Via WebmasterWorld a USA Today article named Jury awards $11.3M over defamatory Internet posts;

A Florida woman has been awarded $11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a Louisiana woman who posted messages on the Internet accusing her of being a "crook," a "con artist" and a "fraud."

Wow - this can forever change how forum administrators monitor their forums and how bloggers write openly on their blogs.

The plaintiff Sue Scheff of Weston, Florida charged ahead with the case because she knew that the defendant, Carey Bock of Mandeville, La. couldn't afford to go to court.

We had something similar but our boy Aaron didn't back down.

But to be fair and show the other side; Scheff says, "people are using the Internet to destroy people they don't like, and you can't do that."

One forum member, Jon_King, says;

I guess this is my last post. :)

Very interesting case and forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Gabs

10/12/2006 01:34 pm

I'm trying to find a post in which you called me something bad barry .. ahh... most be one here somewhere ;)

Barry Schwartz

10/12/2006 01:49 pm

Deleted them all! ;-)

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