Some Lawyers (and Their Clients) Continue to Suck – Now Suing Twitter Users

My favorite IT guy, Ross Carlson clued me on a recent lawsuit whereby a landlord is suing their tenant over a tweet whereby she besmirched their name.

The tenant tweeted that her apartment was moldy and that her landlord thought it was okay.  Despite her having only 20 followers, the landlord claimed "damaged business reputation" and has sued her for $50,000. 

Ugh.  Note to landlord and lawyers:  get a life.

I suppose that I should be on the lookout from AT&T and/or United for lawsuits against me for all the horrible things I say about them on Twitter, but then again, all of my claims are true.  So maybe I’m still safe. 

As an added bonus, I’ll leave y’all with this lawyer joke (Thanks to Gabor Garai for this one):

One afternoon, a wealthy lawyer was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw two pathetic-looking men by the side of the road, eating grass. He ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate. He asked the men, "Why are you eating grass?"

"We don’t have no money for food," the first man replied.

"Then you must come with me to my house," insisted the lawyer.

"But, sir, I got a wife and three kids here," said the man.

"Bring them along!" replied the lawyer.

The second man exclaimed, "I got a wife and six kids!"

"Bring them as well!", the lawyer proclaimed as he headed back to his limo.

They all climbed into the car, and once underway, one of the men expresses, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you."

The lawyer replied, "I’m most happy to do it. You’ll love my place. The grass is almost a foot tall."