Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It was a matter of time,........

From the Baltimore Sun, Story that may just make you think about what you write,right?
Not me, after all Mexico is not overrun with attorneys, not yet anyway....
Sorry did that offend anyone?

You don't have to be famous to be sued. As more of us blog or tweet whatever pops into our minds, we run the risk that someone somewhere may take offense -- rightly or wrongly -- and sue. You could end up with big legal bills

For this reason, it may be worth buying insurance to make sure you are covered in case you are accused of libel or defamation.

Cases against bloggers are growing as the number of bloggers rises, according to the Media Law Resource Center, which posts legal actions against bloggers.

Damages, too, can be stiff.

This year alone, a court awarded $129,794 to an Ohio woman after a blogger said her property was haunted, reports Media Law. Another blogger was ordered to pay $1.8 million after referring to someone as a "failed lawyer."

Of course, no one wants to squelch creativity or free speech.

Or do they?

What a pain, so much for just typing away and thinking so what, who reads these blogs anyway....

you never know....

At least in Mexico, I think we are a little shielded from some of this stuff, for awhile anyway....

That's all folks!

4 comments:

Don Cuevas said...

"At least in Mexico, I think we are a little shielded from some of this stuff, for awhile anyway"

Constantino; (Oh, why didn't you choose a shorter moniker, like "Ken", for example?)

Here they have other ways of avenging slighted honor.

Who wants to be called "Squeaky", after insulting some local dude?

Saludos,
Don Cuevas

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Oh mannn ... very American ... on so many levels.

Steve Cotton said...

Defamation is actually much easier to prove in Mexico than it is in the States, where it is very difficult to prosecute an actionable offense.

But, I agree with Don Cuevas. In Mexico, the law is a very blunt instrument. There are far more effective approaches to protect one's honor.

I do not now the answer to this, but is it possible to purchase insurance for an intentional tort like defamation? I doubt that it is. But not certain.

Constantino said...

Well Don, let me make this easy on you, there are other that simply call me Connie, a name I was called as a small tot. Or you can call me anything easy , I pretty much respond to a lot of names...just don't call me late for dinner....

It's funny to see how the Mexicans don't care about a lot of things, for example there was a steakhouse in Ciudad Obregon called MORTON'S STEAKHOUSE, you can image how thrilled I was to go there, except it had nothing to do with the real change where they stole the name, and for about 5 years nothing was done about it until the guy went broke for lousy food.....I don't think that stuff is important to them, the torts I mean....