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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sebok on MySpace Friendship Turned Suicide

In his latest Findlaw column, Tony Sebok analyzes the tort suit implications of the Megan Meier case, the thirteen year old girl who committed suicide after being taunted on-line by what turned out to be a "fake" friend - a profile created by the mother of a girl Megan knew.  In a thorough analysis, Sebok concludes that a negligence claim against the fake friend/mother is "not promising,"  but an IIED claim might succeed. 


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