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The $50,000 Tweet?

July 28th, 2009     Noyes Hall & Allen

Our May 29 post warned about the danger of being sued for damages caused by blog entries, tweets, or Facebook content. 

Today, Mashable reports on a Chicago Sun Times article about a real estate management company suing a tenant of one of its buildings. The May 12 tweet complained about the company's response to her allegations of mold in her apartment. The company was not amused, suing the woman for $50,000 in damages, claiming that she libeled them.

Make no mistake: it's expensive to respond to a lawsuit – let alone lose one. Let's hope that the woman had a homeowners or renters policy with optional "personal injury" coverage as we suggested in our original post. This coverage is NOT part of a standard homeowners policy, but can be added for about $15 or $20 per year.

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