Tweet This: You are being sued!
Mary Richard | May 2, 2009 at 10:40 pmby
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Can you defame someone in 140 characters or less?
Apparently so, according to designer Dawn Simorangkir, who has alleged that eccentic rocker Courtney Love has started a smear campaign against her on Twitter and MySpace.
In the case of the first lawsuit, notorious rocker Courtney Love is being sued by designer Dawn Simorangkir, also known as Boudoir Queen, who alleges Ms. Love made defamatory comments about her in a tweet.
A year ago, blog lawsuits were a novelty, but they have been growing quickly. And so have the resulting awards - one as high as US$12.5-million. "The Internet was the Wild West, but now the sheriffs are coming in," Mr. Eric Robinson of Media Law group says.