us: Woman wins payout for slurs on blog

Posted in: Legal & Security at 14/10/2006 03:13

us: Woman wins payout for slurs on blog
A jury in Florida has awarded a woman $11.3m in costs and damages after a former acquaintance accused her of being a crook, a con artist and a fraudster on an internet talkboard. The award, believed to be the largest verdict of it sort relating to individual postings on bulletin boards or blogs, was handed down by a jury in Broward County, Florida, against a woman from Louisiana. The sum included $5m in punitive damages.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1920044,00.html

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