Friday, January 29, 2010

One of the First Twitter Lawsuits in Illinois Gets Dismissed

BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report reports that the Illinois Circuit Court for Cook County ruled Jan. 20 that a statement published to the Twitter social networking site claiming that an apartment management company “thinks it's okay” for residents to sleep in moldy apartments is not actionable as defamation per se. Judge Diane Larsen dismissed an apartment company's defamation action against one of its tweeting residents with little fanfare. Case name is Horizon Group Management LLC v. Bonnen. (Subscription required. Free trial available) [BNA]

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