Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Two bizarre defamation suits related to Facebook reported

There are a couple more defamation suits in the works involving Facebook.


In Illinois, a mother and her son are suing four other teenage minors for setting up a false profile on Facebook that presented the son as racist. $50000 damages are demanded. The news story is by Jeniifer Fernicola at Chicago Bar-tender here  with the complaint on Scribd (web url) here.

But in an even more bizarre case from Arkadelphia, AK, a 16 year old boy who lives with his grandmother is suing his mother for defaming him on his Facebook page, with the AP story on Salon here.

These are ironic stories indeed a couple days after the media discussed the “Unvarnished” website (previous story).

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