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Bank Sues Former Employee Over Rants on Craig’s List and Pays For It

Summit Bank, a community bank headquartered in Oakland, California, sued Robert Rogers, its former vice president and chief credit administrator, for defamation alleging that he published false statements about the Bank with the intent to defame the Bank‘s “good name … Continue reading

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Couple Sued For Negative Review of Hotel on Travel Website

A hotel company near Chicago has sued Michael Gladstone and Liora Braun, a Massachusetts couple, for posting a negative review of its Carleton Hotel on Tripadvisor.com, a popular website dedicated to lodging reviews and booking travel arrangements.  According to the … Continue reading

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Employee Fired For Negative Facebook Posting About Supervisor, But Company Agreed That Its Social Media Policy Was Too Restrictive

On December 1, 2009, Connecticut ambulance company, American Medical Response (“AMR”), fired an employee after she made negative comments about her supervisor on Facebook to fellow employees, some of whom posted supportive responses.  The employee, Dawnmarie Souza, was fired for … Continue reading

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Judge Allows Green Lawyer to Withdraw In the Middle of Murder Trial – Lawyer Sues Washington Post and Bloggers for Writing About It

On May 11, 2011, Joseph Rakofsky and his New Jersey Law Firm filed suit in New York state court alleging defamation and violation of their civil rights under New York law against 74 defendants including the Washington Post, the American … Continue reading

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Appellate Court Allows Defamation Suit To Proceed Against Individual Who Posted Negative Business Review on Yelp

A California pediatric dentist, Yvonne Wong, sued Tai Jing alleging that Jing defamed her in a posting on Yelp in connection with her treatment of Jing’s minor son.  The lawsuit also named Jia Ma (Jing’s wife) and Yelp. The three … Continue reading

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Jury Finds Blogger Liable for $60,000, Not for Defamation, but for Interference

Just when you thought it was safe to tell the truth online, a jury in Minnesota found a blogger liable for doing so, whacking him with a $60,000 judgment.  It seems that in his blog, “The Adventures of Johnny Northside,” … Continue reading

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