On May 12th, Chicago resident Amanda Bonnen mentioned on her Twitter account that her apartment was moldy. Yesterday, Horizon Group Management, from whom she rents the apartment, filed a lawsuit against Bonnen, seeking judgement "in the amount in excess of $50,000" for the damaged sustained to its reputation as a landlord in Chicago. Bonnen, who has subsequently deleted her account, had 20 followers. I'm no expert, but I have to imagine a good number more than twenty people might now associate Horizon Group Management with moldy apartments because of this lawsuit.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009