lawsuit for slander against topix

lawsuit for slander against topix

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dontgossip

Georgetown, KY

#2 Mar 1, 2010
This was on the Livingston site so I thought I'd post it here. Incase anyone from Celina has been part of the slandering on here maybe you might want to attend.

I told you this day was coming and it has finally arrived, so here we go - listen up!!!!.

A Lawsuit is currently underway in Overton County related to the Slander being posted on the Topix website. During the past several months a number of people have been defamed due to Lies posted by anonymous people.

So,if you or someone you know have been a victim of Slander being posted on Topix.com , we would like to invite you to join in a Lawsuit being filed against Topix.com and the unknown named individuals who are posting their Lies.

There will be a meeting at the Overton County Court House on the square in Livingston, TN, on December 7th at 2pm. Please bring a copy of the Slanderous comments related to you to this meeting when you attend. These copies will be attached to the lawsuit and filed for Damages against the company ( Topix.com )and individuals who have committed the Slander.

For more information on the Petition and Lawsuit Please contact Lynda Simmons.
revengeissweet

Georgetown, KY

#3 Mar 1, 2010
Great news!! An attorney in Livingston, TN will get you the IP adresses and names of your attackers. She is doing this for free to all 'TOPIX' victims. Her name is Lynda Simmons, Atty. at Law. I can't post numbers on hereas it is against the rules, but she is listed, just call 411 info. So to all of you cruel, vicious, cowards.......get prepared and see ya in court! And to all you victims.......it's 'PAYBACK TIME'!!
Everybody have a lovely day!! Start printing now before they start dissapearing!!!! It does work. I have a case in the works right now!!!!
what

Shelbiana, KY

#4 Mar 1, 2010
what if it is the truth.and someone has posted it what can they do then,i never post on topix just curious.

“WTF?”

Since: Feb 10

Proctorville, Ohio

#5 Mar 2, 2010
what wrote:
what if it is the truth.and someone has posted it what can they do then,i never post on topix just curious.
If it's the truth, you, the defendant, have to prove it, not the one who has brought the suit.

The only way to prove it, in a court, is to have pictures, or a video tape of it, and then that may not be admissible as evidence, unless the one suing you agrees to allow it to be shown, or knew about the photo's or video while it was being made, and was OK with it at the time.

Your testimony is nothing more than hearsay (what you saw, or heard) to the court, and a lot of the time, any witness' is too.
ROFL

Pikeville, KY

#6 Mar 2, 2010
revengeissweet wrote:
Great news!! An attorney in Livingston, TN will get you the IP adresses and names of your attackers. She is doing this for free to all 'TOPIX' victims. Her name is Lynda Simmons, Atty. at Law. I can't post numbers on hereas it is against the rules, but she is listed, just call 411 info. So to all of you cruel, vicious, cowards.......get prepared and see ya in court! And to all you victims.......it's 'PAYBACK TIME'!!
Everybody have a lovely day!! Start printing now before they start dissapearing!!!! It does work. I have a case in the works right now!!!!
and Id say u are the one in hot water...cause u have sure punished some ppl here. listen to urself....even though a threat in here...wow
obama lover

Shelbiana, KY

#7 Mar 2, 2010
LOLlol
Wrong

United States

#8 Mar 2, 2010
There is nothing slanderous about or on this site. It is called libel. If everyone on here is going to act like wanna-be lawyers at least get the basic terms right.
walk away

Pikeville, KY

#9 Mar 2, 2010
If you can't handle what is being said walk away turn off the computer or better yet stay off topix!
ROFL

Pikeville, KY

#10 Mar 2, 2010
Wrong wrote:
There is nothing slanderous about or on this site. It is called libel. If everyone on here is going to act like wanna-be lawyers at least get the basic terms right.
Shes just blowing just cause she got in trouble she wants to threaten everyone....and act like she hasnt done anything at all...ohhh u just made her feel like a dumbass so look out she will make who ever she thinks it is out to be a bad guy when we all know she is as evil as the devil
Legal Eagle

Prestonsburg, KY

#11 Mar 2, 2010
Thatís all fair an well in TN but KY is another matter. First off KY is a common wealth state as TN is not. There are more laws and hurdles to get over in KY. Unless you live in TN these post before only suit you. KY has itís own legal protocol that has to be met. KY State Attorney General Jack Conway is currently working on this matter of TOPIX where KY is concerned.
ROFL

Pikeville, KY

#12 Mar 2, 2010
Ive always heard if u cant stand the heat stay out of the kitchen...same applies here if u cant stand it stay off here. Karma is a bitch isnt it. So u got on here a trashed a lot of ppl and caused a lot of trouble even for ur only friend, when everyone figured u out u couldnt stand it coming back at ya!!!! especially with ur past u try so hard to hide. looks like ur future isnt going to be any different, what a shame or should I say what a waste. u can dish it out but cant take it, well the old saying proves true what goes around come around so tuff it out. and for all the other things you have done thats not on here...same goes for that to it will come back to ya!!! only more times then u put out cause u cant hide from God, dosnt matter how many times u go to Church!!!
Legal Eagle

Prestonsburg, KY

#13 Mar 2, 2010
If you have to go to church to find GOD....you got bigger problems

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#14 Mar 3, 2010
Sounds like someone is on the right track. GOOGLE! I started having some problems with someone on Topix so I Googled what to do about the problem. The problem:(lies)! Lies that hurt people and their families. I saw all theses things posted on Google but if you look into the state of Ky, you will find what you need for our forum. 1. There is a directory of attorneys(Pike Co.), You'll need to find one in your area. I called and we talked and I had to make copies of the comments and mail it to him with a rather large amount of $$$$$(cash). This is not free. In a matter of weeks I got a reply. I received 3 different Ip addresses. Now heres the problem. The person making the comments is a minor. Soon to turn 18. What I did get for my Money was this!!!....I get a e-mail when this person uses my name on any post. If it is lies I flag the post and contact my attorney. These people are being watched. These kinds of lawsuits are time consuming and cost alot. You have to decide that for yourself. I am comfortable with having the IP address and getting my e-mail alerts. They simply are not worth it to me. Now when The little trouble maker gets of age and keeps it up, I might change my mind. The attorney seems to think(because of many many calls to the Ky Attorney general that what will happen is that people will eventually be forced to register with topix before being able to comment. I went ahead and registered because I don't say anything that I wouldn't say to face. I don't think the site should be used for gossip and then there is the issue as with me with Children getting on here acting like adults. It just leads to many problems in my opinion. Basically if your having a problem with someone Google it and you'll get the info you need. You can do something about it and I expect future changes in Topix. FOR THE BETTER!!!!

“WTF?”

Since: Feb 10

Proctorville, Ohio

#15 Mar 3, 2010
Wrong wrote:
There is nothing slanderous about or on this site. It is called libel. If everyone on here is going to act like wanna-be lawyers at least get the basic terms right.
Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)—is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image. It is usually, but not always, a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed (the claimant).

In common law jurisdictions, slander refers to a malicious, false and defamatory spoken statement or report, while libel refers to any other form of communication such as written words or images. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Related to defamation is public disclosure of private facts, which arises where one person reveals information that is not of public concern, and the release of which would offend a reasonable person. "Unlike [with] libel, truth is not a defense for invasion of privacy."

False light laws are "intended primarily to protect the plaintiff's mental or emotional well-being."[3] If a publication of information is false, then a tort of defamation might have occurred. If that communication is not technically false but is still misleading, then a tort of false light might have occurred.

In most civil law jurisdictions, defamation is dealt with as a crime rather than a tort.

“WTF?”

Since: Feb 10

Proctorville, Ohio

#16 Mar 3, 2010
lady Pontiac wrote:
Sounds like someone is on the right track. GOOGLE! I started having some problems with someone on Topix so I Googled what to do about the problem. The problem:(lies)! Lies that hurt people and their families. I saw all theses things posted on Google but if you look into the state of Ky, you will find what you need for our forum. 1. There is a directory of attorneys(Pike Co.), You'll need to find one in your area. I called and we talked and I had to make copies of the comments and mail it to him with a rather large amount of $$$$$(cash). This is not free. In a matter of weeks I got a reply. I received 3 different Ip addresses. Now heres the problem. The person making the comments is a minor. Soon to turn 18. What I did get for my Money was this!!!....I get a e-mail when this person uses my name on any post. If it is lies I flag the post and contact my attorney. These people are being watched. These kinds of lawsuits are time consuming and cost alot. You have to decide that for yourself. I am comfortable with having the IP address and getting my e-mail alerts. They simply are not worth it to me. Now when The little trouble maker gets of age and keeps it up, I might change my mind. The attorney seems to think(because of many many calls to the Ky Attorney general that what will happen is that people will eventually be forced to register with topix before being able to comment. I went ahead and registered because I don't say anything that I wouldn't say to face. I don't think the site should be used for gossip and then there is the issue as with me with Children getting on here acting like adults. It just leads to many problems in my opinion. Basically if your having a problem with someone Google it and you'll get the info you need. You can do something about it and I expect future changes in Topix. FOR THE BETTER!!!!
I've commented on this under some different threads, that it's kids, or guys acting like women, making the comments, and laughing about what they've caused.

Kids don't have any sense at all, and most likely, have never heard the words slander and libel, nor know what they mean. However, you can alert the parents about what they've done, and if it continues to happen after this, the parents are responsible for it, and could be held accountable.

The ones over 18 though, can get themselves in a heap of shit over writing what they have. Also, ignorance to the law is no excuse, and they can be prosecuted anyhow. Slander and libel is actually considered a crime, as it can cause bad things to happen, even assault and murder.

“Imagination Encircles All...”

Since: Mar 09

Home is where the heart is.

#17 Mar 3, 2010
Wow...has it really come to this?? First, I could be wrong and I am definately not a lawyer. I was under the impression that Kentucky has no slander law. I mean like if they did, PCDC would be overrun with these small town gossip junkies. God knows the greater population of Elkhorn absolutely loves to go swear warrants on each other. Secondly what are they gonna do prosecute everyone in the home where the computer is? What if my neighbor came in when I was out of town to feed my dog and posted something from my pc? I am speaking hypathetically of course, because being registered makes it easy to figure out who is posting what. Perhaps that would solve the problem...topix should require registration...but then they would lose like a million hits a day...
Me again

United States

#18 Mar 3, 2010
Relocated Redneck wrote:
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slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)
Not sure why you quoted me because you copy/pasted exactly what I was saying in your post. There is nothing slanderous on or about this site because slander is spoken. Libel is written/published defamation which is what this is.

“WTF?”

Since: Feb 10

Proctorville, Ohio

#19 Mar 3, 2010
Me again wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure why you quoted me because you copy/pasted exactly what I was saying in your post. There is nothing slanderous on or about this site because slander is spoken. Libel is written/published defamation which is what this is.
I quoted it, because you didn't go far enough to explain it to the ones reading it on here.

However, and it is my opinion, that slander probably was committed, and was happening, along with the libel of these threads, as some who've read them, have got on the phone, and spoke about what was on here, and spread the lie. It becomes slander when they spoke of it in gossip, and libel when they wrote about it, but both are Defamation of Character. Some on here even admitted to verbally speaking about what was wrote with somebody else.

“WTF?”

Since: Feb 10

Proctorville, Ohio

#20 Mar 3, 2010
beautifully bipolar wrote:
Wow...has it really come to this?? First, I could be wrong and I am definately not a lawyer. I was under the impression that Kentucky has no slander law. I mean like if they did, PCDC would be overrun with these small town gossip junkies. God knows the greater population of Elkhorn absolutely loves to go swear warrants on each other. Secondly what are they gonna do prosecute everyone in the home where the computer is? What if my neighbor came in when I was out of town to feed my dog and posted something from my pc? I am speaking hypathetically of course, because being registered makes it easy to figure out who is posting what. Perhaps that would solve the problem...topix should require registration...but then they would lose like a million hits a day...
Every state in the union has these laws, as every state is under "Common Law". The only thing that can happen is how suits are brought between states, and I think someone has already mentioned this. In some states, you have to use an attorney within the state the defendant lives, and that states courts. I think I'm right on this, but if there are any attorney's on here, they can explain the different states procedures more.

“Imagination Encircles All...”

Since: Mar 09

Home is where the heart is.

#21 Mar 3, 2010
Relocated Redneck wrote:
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Every state in the union has these laws, as every state is under "Common Law". The only thing that can happen is how suits are brought between states, and I think someone has already mentioned this. In some states, you have to use an attorney within the state the defendant lives, and that states courts. I think I'm right on this, but if there are any attorney's on here, they can explain the different states procedures more.
hmmmmm...attorneys, courts, and lawsuits oh my!! Sounds expensive to me. It just doesnt seem worth the time, effort and money to me to prosecute a bunch of gossips who have nothing better to do than slander or libel or whatever the politically correct term for retardedness is these days. I mean really? Even if topix did not exist, these ppl would find some other way to run their mouths about you and everyone else that crosses their mind. Be happy that your that interesting. If someone has something bad to say about you on the internet it simply means that they are thinking about you, probably eaten up with jealousy. Holy cow ppl, they are just words. The ppl who really KNOW you should know better than to believe lies and the ppl who believe them should not matter to you. I think ppl are makiing WAY TO BIGGA DEAL about this stupid site. If you dont agree with what ppl are saying about you, write a post defending yourself and let your haters ignorance speak for itself...i did this and felt rather fullfilled afterwords. you can go see the retardedness my fans have posted about me go here...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/elkhorn-city-...

The bottom line is as long as there are ppl, and the freedom of speech there is gonna be gossip in one form or another. You have to just come to the point that you can just dismiss this retardedness as just what it is and move on with your life. The moment you let this get to you is the moment they have accomplished what the set out to do. It dont take a genius to figure that out. Why do you wanna get all tore up and let them know that they have managed to gain some sort of control of your life? THINK ABOUT IT!!!

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