A woman living in the Chicago is being sued for allegedly Twittering that her management company is okay with moldy apartments where she lives. Horizon Group Management sued her this week for publishing “a false and defamatory tweet” on Twitter. According to the suit the woman Twittered “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it’s okay.” Horizon Group Management is suing because it says it has been greatly injured in its reputation as a landlord. How much? In excess of $50,000 in damages.
Reputation injury law suits a la Twitter are starting. Wonder what the law says about Twitter defamation.