Top 10 Tech Lawsuits of 2006

Posted on Sunday, Dec 24 2006 @ 05:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's another top 10 list, TG Daily gives us a look at the top 10 technology lawsuits of the year. Here's a funny one:
9 - Man sues chatroom foes

There's a saying that everybody can act tough in a chatroom, but one man just couldn't take the abuse in an AOL chatroom and sued his online enemies for $250,000. George Gillespie claimed he was stalked and verbally abused by Mike Marlowe and Bob Charpentier on AOL's "Romance - Older Men" chatroom. Gillespie is also suing AOL for letting the abuse take place.

Now most would argue that Gillespie should just "take it like a man" and ignore the online taunts, but the feud apparently spilled over into real life, which is what makes this lawsuit so interesting. Gillespie claims the pair went through public records to find his home and then posted a picture on the Internet.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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