torts r us wrote:
Bad Wigins wrote:In the loop wrote:
This is a really great story. What a great precedent.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134613/Couple-wins-14million-masking-anonymous-internet-trolls-labeled-sexual-deviants.html
You've gotta be kidding, this is straight-up Orwell shit.
Anonymous internet posts are not taken seriously enough to harm anyone's reputation. Let alone whether anyone's reputation is worth millions of dollars. This is another example of frivolous tort out of control, lawyers out to destroy the web.
The lawyers brought suit on behalf of their clients. And a jury didn't think that the claims were frivolous. As usual, you've no idea what you're talking about.[/quote]
That lawsuit award was tossed out. Nothing to see here.http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/judge_overturns_13.8m_awarded_to_lawyer_and_wife_for_online_libel/