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Water Company Sues Customer For Defamation Over Video Of Faucet Spouting Yellow Liquid

If you look up the definition of defamation in the dictionary — just kidding, we’re not going that route. But it does remain to be seen whether filming yellow water coming out of a faucet counts as defamation, as one utility company in Arizona claims. [More]

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Man Sues Google For Defamation & Wins Because He’s Not Part Of Australia’s Criminal Underworld

While I might get a bit huffy at Google search results that bring up that other person with my name, since she’s not part of a criminal underworld I’m totally not going to sue Google. But one man whose name pulled up all sorts of unfortunate results linking his name to  some seriously shady stuff in Australia had enough with being tied to such negative results, so he sued Google for defamation. And he actually won. [More]

Judge Throws Out Doctor's Defamation Lawsuit

Judge Throws Out Doctor's Defamation Lawsuit

A Minnesota judge weighed a touchy healthcare issue in a defamation lawsuit, deciding whether or not a doctor’s right to protect his reputation outweighs the family of a patient’s intentions to publicize their grievances against the doc. The District Court judge sided with the family, tossing out the doctor’s defamation lawsuit. [More]

Lindsay Lohan's $100 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against E*Trade Turning Ugly

Lindsay Lohan's $100 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against E*Trade Turning Ugly

E*Trade has filed papers in an attempt to move the $100 million Lindsay Lohan defamation lawsuit to Manhattan — and those papers apparently contain a treasure trove of rude comments people have made about Ms. Lohan on the internet. [More]

Towing Company Sues Student Over Facebook Page

Towing Company Sues Student Over Facebook Page

T&J Towing of Kalamazoo, MI wants to send a message to anyone in the town who feels like complaining about the company online. They’ve filed a $750,000 defamation lawsuit against a Western Michigan University student for starting a Facebook page about them. [More]

Lindsay Lohan Sues E*Trade Over Talking Baby Commercial

Lindsay Lohan Sues E*Trade Over Talking Baby Commercial

Does the milkaholic baby named Lindsay in the latest E*TRADE commercial remind you of a certain celebrity? Lindsay Lohan says it’s supposed to be her and is a jab at her own milkaholism, and she’s suing the company for $100 million and seeking an injunction to get it off the air. I agree that the baby playing the milkaholic doesn’t give a very good performance, but I always assumed it was supposed to be Lindsey Buckingham. [More]

BoingBoing Beats MagicJack Lawsuit, Wins $50,000

BoingBoing Beats MagicJack Lawsuit, Wins $50,000

MagicJack sued BoingBoing for defamation after they had the gall to criticize the gadget maker’s EULA, and the blog has won, to the tune of $50,000. [More]

Twitter Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed

Twitter Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed

The burgeoning Twitter libel defense industry was dealt a blow recently when the infamous Twitter defamation lawsuit was dismissed. Apparently, it is quite difficult to craft a Tweet that fits the legal requirements for defamation in this country. [More]

I Wonder Why This Ornament Didn't Sell

I Wonder Why This Ornament Didn't Sell

Josh sent us this photo of an ornament he found on the post-Christmas discount racks a few days ago. He notes, “Just goes to show you that typographic layout matters.”

Freescore.com Sues Yahoo To Reveal Blogger's Identity

Freescore.com Sues Yahoo To Reveal Blogger's Identity

Freescore.com is one of those online companies that offers a free trial, and then attempts to enroll its customers in a $30/month subscription service. Now they’re suing Yahoo in an attempt to reveal an anonymous blogger who quoted a Reuters article when criticizing the service, and who pointed out that Freescore is owned by a company with a reputation for billing customers without permission.

Twitter Lawsuit Company Tells Its Side Of Story

Twitter Lawsuit Company Tells Its Side Of Story

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Tenant Sued After Using Twitter To Complain About Moldy Apartment

Tenant Sued After Using Twitter To Complain About Moldy Apartment

If the the puiblic didn’t read Amanda Bonnen’s Twitter feed before, they will now, thanks to a defamation lawsuit brought against her by Horizon Group Management in Chicago.

How To Not Get Sued For What You Said On Yelp

How To Not Get Sued For What You Said On Yelp

Recently, angry chiropractors and dentists have sued Yelp reviewers for defamation, loosely defined as “publicly telling mean lies that hurt more than feelings.” Apparently, no one takes the internet seriously, until all of a sudden someone does. Here’s what anyone who leaves comments online should know about defamation.

Chiropractor Sues Patient Over Negative Yelp Review

Chiropractor Sues Patient Over Negative Yelp Review

Chris Norberg left a negative review on Yelp after he got into a billing dispute with chiropractor Steven Biegel. Instead of quietly fuming like most people who get bad reviews on Yelp do, Biegel sued Norberg for defamation. Can you really sue someone for a negative online review?

LendingTree Lawyers Threaten Blogger With Defamation

LendingTree Lawyers Threaten Blogger With Defamation

Alex Stenback of Behind the Mortgage recently posted the LendingTree data breach story seen here, and his posting attracted a provocative comment regarding LendingTree’s lending practices. In short, the commenter alleged that LendingTree does not let banks compete, but has its own internal lending division (Home Loan Center) that does all the “competing.”

Man Files Defamation Lawsuit After Being Accused Of Shoplifting By Home Depot

Man Files Defamation Lawsuit After Being Accused Of Shoplifting By Home Depot

A man who purchased a lawn tractor at the Edwardsville, IL Home Depot went back inside to buy some more stuff while employees loaded his tractor onto his truck.