Chicago Twitterer Sued Over Real Estate Tweet

Chicago, Chicago, that twittering townOn 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.