Saturday, October 3, 2009

Business Owner Slapped with $2 Million Libel Suit for Facebook and Twitter Posts

On October 2, 2009, a Knoxville, Tennessee news source reported that restaurant owner Travis Redmon faces a $2 million libel lawsuit because of comments he made on Facebook and Twitter.

The Low & Tritt marketing firm says Redmon defamed the company by saying things like, "Do not ever use Low & Tritt marketing firm!" He also called firm officials "crooks."

Greater circulation of defamatory statements means more damage to reputation. Publishing allegedly libelous statements to his 310 Twitter followers and 279 Facebook fans meant quick publication of the comments to a big crowd -- which increases any potential damages in this kind of case. Good lesson here: think before you post.

  Check out the story here.

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