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August 8, 2005

First Amendment Rights on Websites and the Right to Criticize

A Florida dental patient posted complaints about her dental work, specifically naming her dentist and oral surgeon, on a website.  Consequently, the dentist and oral surgeon filed a law suit claiming slander.  The two eventually dropped the suit.  This case shows that people upset with a service who feel they must voice their opinions in a public forum may encounter suits challenging their first amendment rights to free speech.  Read this case at law.com.

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