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Facebook posts that marketing firm says hurt their reputation results in $2 million lawsuit

September 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

A Knoxville marketing firm has filed a $2 million libel lawsuit against a former client claiming comments posted on social media sites Facebook and Twitter have hurt its reputation.


Low & Tritt filed suit in Knox County Circuit Court Sept. 1 against The Pizza Kitchen, an 11-year-old restaurant at 9411 S. Northshore Drive, and its owner Travis Redmon.


According to the suit, Redmon defamed the marketing firm in two Aug. 17 Facebook entries that said, "Do not EVER use Lowandtritt mktg. firm!" and "CROOKS! - Stolen email list, and have tried to pressure me by threat of lawsuit to sign a 'license agreement' to use their mktg materials."


Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's web site.


 

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