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Man awarded $400k in internet libel case

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Woman verified as anonymous poster said under oath, "I can tell a pervert."

    http://www.ajc.com/news/ga-man-awarded-404-809868.html
     
  2. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    Good God if this takes off it'll be a good time to be a lawyer.
     
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    “Mean and dumb is a bad combination."
     
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Michael Vick is going to sue every one of your asses!
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I am shocked that anonymous postings on Topix.com could carry so much weight.
     
  6. That's a money quote right there
     
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Geez, this guy has had a tough go of it lately. Fiance shot and killed, looney-tunes woman spreads rumors about him on the internet, fiance's parents believe the rumors (despite the fact that he had a criminal background done on himself and showed it to them) and kick him out of the house they owned that he had been living in with fiance, force him to sit in the back of the church, and then he loses his job, again because idiot boss believes the nut-case.

    Hope the late fiance's parents feel real good about this now. In my mind, they're only one step away from the other fruitcake.
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    $400K sounds awfully low for a judgment of this type, even if it's likely he only sees 10% of it in his lifetime if that.
     
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It's not like he was physically harmed. He was harmed financially (by losing his job) and psychologically (by the mean treatment).

    The jury probably calculated how much monetary damage he suffered, how much the psychological damage was, and added some punitive damages.

    The price sounds about right, to me.
     
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    He'll be luck to see $400 of it. The woman's a nutty store clerk.
     
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