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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Tweet Tort

A Chicago landlord has sued a tenant for libel based on a "malicious and defamatory" tweet about her apartment to her 20 Twitter followers.   ABA Journal and Jonathan Turley both have more.  Here's a copy of the complaint (pdf).

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2009/07/a-tweet-tort.html

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Per se damages? In most states one would have to prove special damages under these facts.

Posted by: Beau Baez | Aug 2, 2009 4:21:12 PM

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