Mold Tweet attracts national attention

Updated 2-7-10…

The Twitter mold lawsuit filed last year has been dropped. Tenant Amanda Bonnen was sued by a Chicago property firm for tweeting, “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it’s okay,” Judge Diane J. Larson ordered the case dismissed with prejudice, meaning that Horizon can’t refile the same case. According to Bonnen’s attorney, the judge felt the tweet was too vague to meet the legal standards of libel.

Original post 7-29-09…

A Twitter post about mold has lead to a highly publicized lawsuit. On May 12th Amanda Bonner’s tweet read in part: “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon reality thinks it’s okay.” In an effort to preserve their reputation, Horizon Group Management LLC has filed a lawsuit claiming the post “maliciously and wrongfully” slammed the apartment and the company managing it.

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