Friday, July 23, 2010

Student sued for dissin' company on Facebook

Meaghan M. Norman of WILX News 10, Lansing, MI reports that Justin Kurtz, a 21 year old student is being sued because he put up a Facebook page complaining about the business practices of T&J towing. They allegedly towed his car when it was properly parked, tried to scrape off the parking sticker, and then made him pay for the illegal tow.

Justin created the page because he wondered if anyone else had problems with the towing company. 14,000 fans later T&J towing decided they should do something and sued him for defamation.

Justin isn't cowed, and refuses to take down the page. He believes the suit is an attempt to intimidate him.

I don't know who's going to win, but it's good to see another way Facebook can be used to improve the world (one little step at a time) and to see someone who will stand up for what's right.