Saturday, June 14, 2014

the Crystal Cox Case sets the BAR. EXPOSE them Folks, start a blog and EXPOSE corrupt CEO's, Attorneys, Law Firms. You are the NEWS.

"The win in the Superior Court of Mendocino County, California, by Sean Kelly comes just a few months after a major federal victory by another blogger. Crystal Cox ran into trouble when she blogged that attorney Kevin Padrick of Obsidian Finance Group had committed tax fraud in his responsibilities as a bankruptcy trustee by failing to pay $174,000. Padrick sued for defamation.

But in January the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Obsidian Finance Group, LLC vs Cox that bloggers were actually entitled to the same free speech protection from libel suits as traditional journalists.

The ruling now sets the bar even higher in suing a blogger or an online journalist for defamation unless it can be shown that the blogger knowingly had malice in writing and posting publicly. Courts note that they are supportive of bloggers, even when they are unpaid and untrained amateurs, particularly in matters of public, business and consumer interests."

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