The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute.
PHOTO EXCHANGE BBS, INC., ET AL. v. JONATHAN D. SHELINE, ET AL.
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO (COLUMBUS)
You would have to read through this entire lawsuit to get an appreciation as to the scope and extent of the alleged unlawful activity. The bottom line is that, for purposes of defamation, false statements that damage a party are legally actionable and create almost unlimited liability to the author.
Photo Exchange BBS is an adult website and the Defendants have allegedly carried on an incredibly extensive campaign of harassment and defamation against the Plaintiffs.
The lawsuit alleges defamation per se, defamation per quod, public disclosure of private facts, false light, misappropriation of each Plaintiff’s name and likeness, tortious interference with contractual relationship, tortious interference with business relationship, tortious interference with perspective and past economic advantage, copyright infringement, service mark infringement, false designation or origin, cyberpiracy, product disparagement and trade libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, loss of filial consortium, intentional destruction of evidence, negligent destruction of evidence, and conspiracy. Plaintiffs request injunctive relief and that the Defendants be ordered to pay extensive punitive damages plus attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, and other relief the Court deems appropriate. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1434.