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Do the terms 'Slander' and 'Libel' mean anything to you

Posted by MikeW on January 19, 1999 at 12:10:15:

In Reply to: Re: Credit Reports Regulated - Landlord Database Not posted by John E. Marre on January 16, 1999 at 19:08:35:

If derogatory statements are made about a LL (what are the chances of theat happening?), the LL could sue for Libel. The poster would then have to prove in court that statement had
some basis in fact. The owner of the site would probably also probably be named in the suit. Now the LL would probably lose, but all involved would face a large about of lost time
and large expenses to defend the suit.

This would probably only come about if the database made enough impact to actually hurt a LL. Then again, if you get an irrational idiot of a LL, with a deep bank account and a lawyer
on retainer, rationality may not have any bearing on filing a suit.

: Well, "sue me if I'm wrong" (as the saying goes), but, if what is posted to a database such as these is factual and truth, why and how would anyone have the right to sue anyone? Yes?
: And, as would be the case with my own LL, any "pissing and moaning" from them (LL's) would be the direct results of their own guilt.
: I'm looking very fwd to contributing as much as I can. AND, I'll be specific, concise and factual.
: This IS the Unted States of America where we are covered by our Consitutional rights. Obviously the LL's have given theirs a good run. It's about time Tenants enjoy the same privileges.

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