Clos, Russell & Wirth, P.C. Prevails in First Amendment Internet Case
An Internet gripe site that uses a company’s trademark in its domain name and criticizes the company’s business practices is protected under the free speech provisions of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In Career Agents Network v Lawrence White, et al., filed in the United States District Court, Plaintiff filed suit to stop Mr. White from criticizing the company on the Internet and sought over one hundred thousand dollars in damages from Defendants. Attorneys Charles E. Clos and Shannon L. Wirth aggressively defended Mr. White in this complex litigation and successfully argued that Plaintiff’s claim was without legal merit. While the case was dismissed by the Court prior to trial, Mr. White sought and recovered his attorney fees from the Plaintiff.
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