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FYI

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Oct 16, 2013
A business owner is suing 5 people for slander for remarks they made about him on the website Topix. The 5 people are wanting to settle out of court to keep their names clear and from the public eye, but the business owner and his lawyer are going to pursue the lawsuit to prove a point. It isn't about the money, they claim, it is about people getting online and making false accusations and slandering other people.

Read on here all the time people think they can write anything they want and get away with it. Not true in this case. I am sure we will see more of this in the future.

Your remarks CAN be traced to your IP address!
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Oct 16, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
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Why, yes they can !
That's why you make sure what you say is fact or stated as your opinion .
Like its my opinion illegal aliens suck .
Well actually they really suck & so does 0bubba for letting them stay here so now am I going to be sued ?
Let em try !
Slander 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 a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed.
i iz who i iz

Brookland, AR

#4 Oct 16, 2013
You cannot be slander on topix - period.

If you going to sue, you better have lots of money because it is not cheap to get the ip of the person and it is not cheap to get the isp to release the name and address of the account. Then you will have to prove who was on the keyboard. In addition you will have to prove what was said was false and not an opinion. The burden of proof is on you.
lefty2

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Oct 16, 2013
FYI wrote:
A business owner is suing 5 people for slander for remarks they made about him on the website Topix. The 5 people are wanting to settle out of court to keep their names clear and from the public eye, but the business owner and his lawyer are going to pursue the lawsuit to prove a point. It isn't about the money, they claim, it is about people getting online and making false accusations and slandering other people.
Read on here all the time people think they can write anything they want and get away with it. Not true in this case. I am sure we will see more of this in the future.
Your remarks CAN be traced to your IP address!
I do understand that people make unflattering remarks, however, if someone has been sued for slander, then a lawsuit has been filed in a court, it is public record, it can be accessed, and there would be no point to settle out of court to keep their names clear and from the public eye, they would already be in it. So here is my opinion. It is better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt.
guest

Paragould, AR

#6 Oct 17, 2013
i iz who i iz wrote:
You cannot be slander on topix - period.
If you going to sue, you better have lots of money because it is not cheap to get the ip of the person and it is not cheap to get the isp to release the name and address of the account. Then you will have to prove who was on the keyboard. In addition you will have to prove what was said was false and not an opinion. The burden of proof is on you.
People can be traced so easily these days.
Slander

Marion, AR

#7 Oct 17, 2013
FYI wrote:
A business owner is suing 5 people for slander for remarks they made about him on the website Topix. The 5 people are wanting to settle out of court to keep their names clear and from the public eye, but the business owner and his lawyer are going to pursue the lawsuit to prove a point. It isn't about the money, they claim, it is about people getting online and making false accusations and slandering other people.
Read on here all the time people think they can write anything they want and get away with it. Not true in this case. I am sure we will see more of this in the future.
Your remarks CAN be traced to your IP address!
They can't sue Topix posters for "SLANDER".

If you want to make up a story, at least use the proper terms. They could sue for "LIBEL" or "DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER" but Slander is SPOKEN accusations.
BetterBeInnocent

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Oct 17, 2013
i iz who i iz wrote:
You cannot be slander on topix - period.
If you going to sue, you better have lots of money because it is not cheap to get the ip of the person and it is not cheap to get the isp to release the name and address of the account. Then you will have to prove who was on the keyboard. In addition you will have to prove what was said was false and not an opinion. The burden of proof is on you.
"you have to prove what was said was false" Better be innocent! Once under oath the witness will tell exactly how it went down!
guest

United States

#9 Oct 17, 2013
Slander wrote:
<quoted text>They can't sue Topix posters for "SLANDER".

If you want to make up a story, at least use the proper terms. They could sue for "LIBEL" or "DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER" but Slander is SPOKEN accusations.
Amen, that poster probably doesn't know what day it is either hahahaha.
Slander

Marion, AR

#11 Oct 17, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
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Isn't that basically what I said ?
& 0bub & illegals still suck in my opinion !
What they are trying to tell you and you're too dense to understand is that saying something generic like "Illegal Aliens Suck" is not illegal. It's when you say something like "John Doe is HIV positive" and he isn't, that's when you've crossed the line into defamation/libel.
Slander

Marion, AR

#13 Oct 17, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
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And you're toooo dense to comprehend a very very simple example/explanation .
I'll break in into 2 parts for you & maybe that will help.
#1. "That's why you make sure"
#2."what you say is fact or stated as your opinion"
You can not be sued for stating a fact .
You can not be sued for stating your opinion .
You really are dense.

1. You CAN be sued for stating a fact so don't think you can say anything you want without fear of a lawsuit. Example: You work for a doctor's office and overhear that John Doe is HIV positive. You repeat it on a public forum. Even though it's true, you can bet your ass you are going to wind up in a lawsuit.

2. You CAN be sued for stating an opinion if it's damaging to a business or individual. You can't say "In My Opinion, John Doe is stealing from XYZ Company". It's libelous and defamatory.
i iz who i iz

Brookland, AR

#14 Oct 17, 2013
guest wrote:
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People can be traced so easily these days.
actually not exactly true. there are a lot of free hotspots in jonesboro. a person can sit in the parking lot away from security cams and not be easily traced. a person can also use a proxy.

the reality is, it will cost lots and lots of money, so much so that most cannot afford it.
guest

United States

#15 Oct 17, 2013
i iz who i iz wrote:
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actually not exactly true. there are a lot of free hotspots in jonesboro. a person can sit in the parking lot away from security cams and not be easily traced. a person can also use a proxy.
the reality is, it will cost lots and lots of money, so much so that most cannot afford it.
It is if you have the knowledge and computer skills. It can be done, especially with all of the technology available.
i iz who i iz

Brookland, AR

#16 Oct 17, 2013
guest wrote:
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It is if you have the knowledge and computer skills. It can be done, especially with all of the technology available.
I never said it could not be done, just that it could not be done easily as the person quoted stated.
sad

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#17 Oct 17, 2013
Anybody can sue anybody for anything or nothing in the U.S. any more. That doesn't mean it's right or a good thing or that the one suing will win anything at all.

Why can't we all just get along.
Slander

Marion, AR

#20 Oct 17, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
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OK Idiot !
If you work in a Dr's office & Doe is a HIV patient there & you tell regardless of how you know then U are in violation of the Federal (HIPAA) Privacy law & you can be sued & fired for that .
If you are not an employe of the Dr & you see or hear a employee of the Dr's & you repeat it, you can not be sued for telling/stating the truth .
However the person whom you heard it from can be sued & fired for violation of the Federal (HIPAA) Privacy law.
You really are a IDIOT !
Tell me your real name & I'll post it on topix how stupid I believe you really are !
I'll state it as fact & not merely my opinion .
Then if you like try to sue me .
See, you still don't get it do you? It's difficult to get a point across when someone is as stupid as you are.

Take your example. It's not defamation to use my real name and say you think I'm stupid, however, you take my real name and say you think I'm stealing from XYZ and I'll bring a lawsuit against you quickly.

Try to understand what I'm telling you, little one or just keep thinking with your Google education and see how it will get you in trouble.
Slander

Marion, AR

#22 Oct 17, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
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I'll take a chance , so whats your real name ?
BTW, you're the 1 that don't get it.
Care to comment on Fed, HIPPA genius ?
It's not HIPPA, you moron.

When you are capable of carrying on a conversation with an intelligent adult, come on back.
slanderous ranter

Little Rock, AR

#24 Oct 17, 2013
You are all sorry azzhole cvnts, each and everyone of you basturds, sue me for slander you ignorant biotches? You m'fin daddy raping self. Sue the f out of me! If you even think you can sue me you are as stupid as a 5 gallon bucket of hair.(:
i iz who i iz

Brookland, AR

#26 Oct 18, 2013
slanderous ranter wrote:
You are all sorry azzhole cvnts, each and everyone of you basturds, sue me for slander you ignorant biotches? You m'fin daddy raping self. Sue the f out of me! If you even think you can sue me you are as stupid as a 5 gallon bucket of hair.(:
why would we want to sue a pennyless pedophile like you. ever since you got put on the sex offenders list for raping your 5 year old son, you have been unable to get a job when you got out of jail. Now that you have been caught with kiddy porn you will soon be back in prison with your favorite bubba playing tightend again.
Slander

Marion, AR

#27 Oct 18, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
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So I miss a letter & I'm a moron ?
You didn't even know what HIPAA was until you saw it here in my comments & you Google-d it !
No, I don't think you're a moron because you missed a letter, it's because you're an uneducated, inbred idiot.

What's Google-d? Do I need to explain what a hyphen is used for?
Joe

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#28 Oct 18, 2013
slanderous ranter wrote:
You are all sorry azzhole cvnts, each and everyone of you basturds, sue me for slander you ignorant biotches? You m'fin daddy raping self. Sue the f out of me! If you even think you can sue me you are as stupid as a 5 gallon bucket of hair.(:
Oh STFU, Ronnie.

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