Travis Crabtree Interviewed on Libel Through Twitter

KRLD Radio
July 29, 2009

KRLD Radio in Dallas interviewed Travis Crabtree on a recent law suit against a women who posted a "tweet" on Twitter that accuses her apartment management company of being OK with moldy apartments.

Horizon Group Management sued Amanda Bonnen Monday for publishing a false and defamatory tweet on Twitter May 12. According to the suit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court Bonnen wrote an update that said "Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it's okay." Because Bonnen's Twitter account is set to "public," everyone following on Twitter can view the defamatory statement, the suit said.

Horizon Group Management has been greatly injured in its reputation as a landlord in Chicago because of Bonnen's Tweet, the suit said. The suit seeks an excess of $50,000 in damages.

Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet marketing, online media and commercial litigation practice. Travis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and spent several years in television news before taking on a law career. Travis explores the emerging legal issues and trends for internet marketing and online media on his blog, eMediaLaw.com, which you can visit by clicking here. In addition, Travis represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business matters including cases involving defamation, open records issues, antitrust, RICO, the False Claims Act, shareholder derivatives, minority shareholder oppression, corporate officer/director fiduciary cases, partnership disputes, trade secrets, the DTPA, the UCC, employment and class actions in both state and federal court. He provides advice and counsel to clients at all stages of conflict from avoiding disputes, to alternative dispute resolution, trials and appeals.

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