Courts Crack Down on Web Posters Playing 'Fast and Loose' with Facts

, The Recorder


The tide is turning against posters of defamatory screeds on online review websites, at least in the California appellate courts.

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  • Transaction7

    What we readers don't know here is whether the FedEx evidence was or was not in fact forged and fabricated, which would seem to be critical. If you label something as "Fact:," you should not be allowed to weasel out by later claiming it was instead pure opinion. Without a link to the actual trial and appellate court records and opinions, I'm left guessing, but the very idea that lies are to be expected would be absurd, and JP small claims findings are rarely binding beyond the specific small case.

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