Chicago Company Sues Woman for $50,000 over a Tweet!

The ultimate in bad legal strategies!!

Chicago’s Horizon Realty, a property management company, filed a $50,000 libel lawsuit Monday against a former tenant, Amanda Bonnen, over one of her alleged Twitter posts.

Horizon argues that Bonnen libeled the company with her May 12th tweet, which read in part ��Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon Realty thinks it ��s okay. ��

Bonnen ��s alleged twitter account, abonnen, is no longer active. But, based on information in Google ��s cache, it appears that Bonnen had 22 followers.

��The statements are obviously false, and it ��s our intention to prove that, �� said Horizon ��s Jeffrey Michael. ��We ��re a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization. �� Michael added that the company has a ��good reputation it wants to preserve. ��

Instead of ignoring a comment that was viewed online by a dozen people, the company is now getting a tremendous amount of bad publicty.

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