Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Real Estate Company In Twitter Lawsuit Unconcerned About Appearances

There's mold in them thar halls (allegedly)"We're a 'sue first, ask questions later' kind of an organization," says Jeffrey Michael of Horizon Group Management, explaining why they never contacted the tenant whose Twitter post about her moldy apartment resulted in a $50,000 lawsuit and a flood of terrible publicity for the management firm. Good lord, is there an easier job than "Chicago lawyer" these days?

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holycalamity (#1,234)

Uh, it's been a while since my media law class, but isn't a cease-and-desist sort of a prerequisite for filing a libel suit? I mean, "sue first, ask questions later" strategy is a great way for your lawyer to rack up billable hours and ruin your image, but won't win too many cases.

Meeg (#309)

it definitely doesn't help your suit.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I'll tell you when they wake me up.

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