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Xeoman

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Posted on 10-11-06 04:33 PM Link | Quote
Article.

Wow, that's like ... hey, start flaming me everyone! I need 11.3 million.

But yeah. Wow.
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Posted on 10-11-06 04:39 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 10-11-06 04:58 PM Link | Quote
I always hated people that sue for so much money.

11M? Wtf? Someone said "bad stuff" (honestly, she's just a weak whiner bitchy kid), and you get 11M.

WTF IS WRONG WITH THE US LAW SYSTEM.
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Posted on 10-11-06 04:59 PM Link | Quote
HEY! I find that offensive.

*holds out hand*

Give me 11 million dollars.


But seriously, this could be considered libel. But 11 million?
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Posted on 10-11-06 05:49 PM Link | Quote
next thing will be little kids playing xbox live getting money for being called little shits and being told go to bed an stop taking your moms credit card


(Last edited by Spyware on 10-11-06 08:52 PM)
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Posted on 10-11-06 05:54 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by the article
"I'm sure (Bock) doesn't have $1 million, let alone $11 million, but the message is strong and clear," Scheff says. "People are using the Internet to destroy people they don't like, and you can't do that."


Ah, but it's ok to abuse the legal system to destroy people you don't like. That makes sense.

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Posted on 10-11-06 07:55 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 10-20-06 02:13 PM Link | Quote
Thank Bush for that ultra revised version of that bill he signed into law to supposedly protect women from Internet stalkers, but somehow evolved into any spam or flames being against the law.

It has begun.
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Posted on 10-20-06 03:55 PM Link | Quote
Well, I don't think people really get the case. She isn't suing for flaming, she is suing for slander. This person was attacking her reputation, saying things that she had no evidence for these claims. It is pure and simple slander.


EDIT: Libel not slander.


(Last edited by Jeeves the Pirate on 10-20-06 06:55 PM)
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Posted on 10-20-06 07:44 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
Thank Bush for that ultra revised version of that bill he signed into law to supposedly protect women from Internet stalkers, but somehow evolved into any spam or flames being against the law.

It has begun.


I'd thank all the idiots who allowed that bill to make it that far.
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Posted on 10-20-06 11:08 PM Link | Quote
It's called Defamation of Character, and it is a big no-no. It basically stops, or helps combat those who sue for false charges. For example, a man is charged with raping a woman he didn't. He's found not guilty. The man now has an oppourtunity to counter-sue the woman for defamation of character, because he has had to deal with social exile on account of the charges brought against him, and it is difficult for him to get back into the world. Especially if he's a doctor charged for groping a patient while they're under anesthesia.

Though this is not nearly as extreme, it should not have been taken lightly. But then again, it shouldn't have been an 11 million dollar lawsuit.
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