McGinn Drops “Humiliating” Lawsuit Against Match.com

As was reported earlier in September, first Sean McGinn couldn’t handle rejection at Match.com. Apparently now he can’t handle the humiliation and ridicule as a result of his lawsuit – which he has apparently dropped. The Law Professor blog will have complete documents and an analysis of the Match.com reply to McGinn’s complaint (and amended complaint) as well as the memorandums of law. [Read more…]

Twitter Libel: Landlord sues tenant for $50,000

In what has to be one of the most unusual and potentially ill-advised twitter related lawsuits, a Chicago landlord sued a former tenant for $50,000 for a practically unseen twitter post – until now. “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it’s okay,” Amanda Bonnen apparently wrote in her Twitter feed May 12 at 9:08 a.m., broadcast to her two dozen followers.

As one would expect, there is history between the parties. Amanda Bonnen filed against Horizon after an incident in March when a contractor caused a roof leak that affected some of units at 4242 N. Sheridan Road. Horizon claimed no mold was found but conceded she experienced leaking into her apartment. According to a Horizon press release, “…all tenant grievances were quickly and amicably resolved, except Ms. Bonnen’s. She moved out of her unit on her own volition June 30, 2009 at which time there was no evidence of mold in her apartment.”

Apparently in the course of due diligence for Bonnen’s action, Horizon’s lawyers discovered the offending tweet. So what did Horizon do – have a conversation with Bonnen and demand its removal? Apparently not. Jeffrey Michael, whose family has run Horizon for more than 25 years, allegedly said: “The statements are obviously false, and it’s our intention to prove that… We’re a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization,” noting that the family manages over 1,500 apartments in Chicago and wants to preserve its good reputation.

One can only wonder whether the repercussions from the negative publicity are greater than the damages sought over this single tweet.

Why the iPhone 3GS has Bad Battery Life

After performing some detailed testing and replacing the iPhone 3GS with a new unit, it seems conclusive – Apple’s “weak” battery is sufficient for most tasks but the 3.0.1 operating system is the cause of serious battery drain. Yes, the battery size is a minute change from its predecessor, a poor choice of style over substance. But the real problem is the iPhone OS, version 3.0. I’ll elaborate as to why a day does not go by where I return home with my phone’s battery above the 40-50% mark. [Read more…]

Juror Adds Key Witness as a Facebook Friend

For several weeks during trial, juror Karen Krell apparently tried to add Brendan Cawley, a surviving firefighter and witness for the prosecution, as a Facebook friend. Cawley chose to ignore her requests claiming he did not recognize her, as per his testimony in Bronx Supreme Court. The day after the guilty verdict was delivered against building manager, Cesar Rios, Krell again attempted to contact Cawley, this time with the identification that she was a juror on the case. Cawley accepted the request, briefly discussed the case and, a week later, reported the incident to the District Attorney’s office. It’s difficult to believe that any juror would even think of such an action, which is unfortunately being exploited by counsel for the defense who are attempting to get the verdict overturned.

Jobless Woman Sues College for Tuition Refund

This past week a Bronx, New York woman filed a $72,000 lawsuit against Monroe college claiming that the office of career placement is not making sure that their “recruiting clients” are calling recent graduates are getting interviews for job placement. The complaint filed is online and it’s getting a great deal of press. [Read more…]

Apple iPhone 3GS Review: Bad for Business?

If you’re considering buying the Apple iPhone 3GS or any iPod or related product – especially for business purposes – you’ll definitely want to read this essential article. I was one of the fortunate people to receive a brand new 32GB iPhone 3GS at a discount price. It arrived within a week from placing my order via overnight mail from AT&T. I was excited at the proposition of perusing the 60,000+ state of the art iPhone applications! After getting beyond the glamorous surface and still enjoying a great user experience, I’ve found several surprises that might affect your understanding of the iPhone. [Read more…]

joshandscottmadecash.com by Scamming You

Have you seen the latest onslaught of marketing for these work at home success stories? Hi – my name is Scott and I am originally from <your area> and I recently lost my job. Want to make $5,000 a month just by placing a few Google ads? Here’s a picture of my check. Here’s my wife with me on our honeymoon after I was able to happily support our family again and now a success story. Too good to be true? Absolutely! Hopefully this fascinating exposee of fraudulent marketing practices will save your money or help you recover funds you’ve lost as a victim to this latest scam where Scott, Josh or Adam make cash and your bank account empties. [Read more…]

Facebook Loses Lawsuit Against German Clone StudiVZ

Every great invention is copied somewhere  on this planet. No, I’m not talking about in China but about Germany. Yes, you read correctly – Germany – the fatherland of modern innovation. In a ruling this week in a copyright infringement case, the State Court in Cologne, Germany ruled against Facebook for in favor of its “clone”, StudiVZ, which is home to a reported 13+ million German speaking social networkers. [Read more…]

Congress Taps Into Steroids, now Apple iPhone

As if it wasn’t enough for Congress to be wasting its time and spending millions in taxpayer dollars to fight the war for professional sports leagues against steroids. Now four members of Congress have decided to call for an investigation into whether AT&T should be able to have an exclusive agreement with Apple for distrubution of the iPhone and use on its network. I’m unaware that our Constitution provides for the right to have an iPhone on any carrier of one’s choosing. [Read more…]

Football Star Gets 30 Days Jail for DUI Manslaughter

It was reported on June 16 by major media outlets that National Football League star wide receiver, Donte Stallworth, received just 30 days in jail for killing a man as a result of his driving under the influence of alcohol. It was reported yesterday that Stallworth also reached a financial settlement with the 59 year old victim’s family and begin serving his sentence. It shocks the conscience that any person – star or other – could kill another human being as a result of being intoxicated and spend just 30 days to reflect on their misdeeds. What message does this to drunk drivers – if you have money to settle civilly and the victim’s family needs the cash, there are different laws for you? [Read more…]