October 5, 2006
In court, blogs can come back to dog the writers
From the Boston Globe:
Two months after being rear-ended by a Cambridge city councilor, Boston lawyer Edward A. Prisby infuriated that the politician might have used his connections to avoid a criminal investigation turned to his personal blog. ``What a hack," he wrote in an angry rant about councilor Anthony D. Galluccio, who witnesses said appeared drunk after the accident. ``I hope the weight of public opinion crushes his political career."
That posting on Prizblog came back to haunt him. Called later as a witness at a hearing to determine whether there was enough evidence to charge the city councilor with drunken driving, Prisby was confronted with his blog entry by Galluccio's lawyers, who tried to discredit his testimony by arguing that he had a political ax to grind.
``I don't regret anything I wrote, and nothing I wrote was inaccurate," Prisby said in an interview. ``But I'm willing to concede that, if read in a certain way and with a certain tone, it hurt my credibility in that room that day."
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