Chicago tenant wins Twitter case

I posted back in July that, ““A Chicago-area woman is being sued for $50,000 by her landlord over a critical Tweet.”  This week the judge hearing the case.  The tenant had tweeted about mold in one of the landlord’s apartments.  For this the landlord sued.  The judge simply said, “the court finds the tweet nonactionable as a matter of law.”

That means the judge didn’t even find the tweet meeting the legal definition of defamation.  So the tenant won, right?

Well, think about being the subject of a high profile lawsuit with your landlord for more than six month for which you had to hire an attorney.  Maybe the landlord won because now its tenants are relunctant to tweet their rental complaints.

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