« on: August 11, 2011, 08:56:08 AM »
It's not a matter of suing because of "lies," it's a matter of them squelching personal opinions and free speech (yea, there is grey area as to what is knowing misrepresentation of the truth, what is reporting what was published elsewhere, and what is personal opinion). In large part these people have only repeated what hundreds of others have said or published about Cooley - this is not about protecting a reputation - believe me, Cooley KNOWS what it's reputation is and how it is viewed in the legal community. This looks like a SLAPP suit to try and shut people up. As I understand, they never reached out to the bloggers/commenters and asked them to take down the posts that they felt were lies, they just went and sued. I've posted this elsewhere - by filing this suit they are experiencing the Striesand Effect and have even MORE people having unflattering discussions about them.
So if people spread lies and you sue, it makes you the F'd up guy?
Dang, I hope I don't get raped, I might go to prison with people like you in the voting population.