Cash4Gold Drops Lawsuit Against Consumerist... Still Suing Whistleblowers

from the dear-streisand... dept

It looks like the folks over at Cash4Gold have finally realized that it wasn't a particularly smart move to sue Consumerist for reporting on various allegations made against Cash4Gold. The company has dropped that part of the lawsuit, though it continues to sue the ex-employees it accuses of both defamation and "publishing any more confidential, proprietary information" (and, note, they don't say which info was defamatory or which was confidential and proprietary). Consumerist makes it very clear that this wasn't a settlement. They didn't ask to be dropped from the case or agree to anything. One would guess that somewhere down the line a lawyer explained to Cash4Gold that its likelihood of winning such a case was about as close to zero as you could imagine...


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    Scote, Sep 25th, 2009 @ 2:31pm

    Not only would C4G have lost against consumerist, but having a consumerist as a party meant that the other two defendants would have an ally of sorts with deep pockets and plenty of Anti-SLAP litigation experience: consumerist owner Consumer Reports.

     

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    Anonymous Poster, Sep 25th, 2009 @ 2:45pm

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    Which isn't to say that they still don't have the support of Consumerist/Consumer Reports.

    Or of anyone else with a little common sense.

     

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    Joe Szilagyi (profile), Sep 25th, 2009 @ 3:24pm

    Broken law

    And again, any legal system that lets "entities" like corporations sue for defamation is fundamentally broken.

     

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    Misanthropist (profile), Sep 25th, 2009 @ 3:27pm

    Re: Broken law

    And again, any legal system that lets "entities" like corporations sue for defamation is fundamentally broken.

    Smartest thing I have read all day.

     

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    An Entity Named "Legal System", Sep 25th, 2009 @ 3:32pm

    Re: Broken law

    I take offense at you calling me broken. Except a lawsuit!

     

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    An Entity Named "Legal System", Sep 25th, 2009 @ 3:33pm

    Re: Re: Broken law

    Blah, expect*

     

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    ..., Sep 25th, 2009 @ 5:40pm

    Re: Broken law

    Wasn't there a case some time ago where some corp claimed it had the same rights as a person? I do not recall the details, but I think they claimed the right to free speech

     

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    Ben, Sep 26th, 2009 @ 4:03am

    Suggestion

    I would strongly suggest checking out the Silver and Gold Exchange before selling gold or silver to ANYONE. I did a great deal of research, online and offline, and learned a lot about this business. I checked pawn shops, jewelers, "gold parties", hotel "buying events as well as the online buyers, including the "as seen on tv" guys. I found that the Silver and Gold Exchange paid more than anyone else I could find. I liked the fact that they post the prices they pay per gram (beware of the places that quote in pennyweight/DWT) on a live price chart at http://SilverAndGoldExchange.com I also checked out their Better Business Bureau report and found they have never had a single complaint as opposed to HUNDREDS of complaints some other companies have! I recommend them 100%

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 26th, 2009 @ 9:59am

    Re: Re: Broken law

     

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    ..., Sep 26th, 2009 @ 8:29pm

    Re: Re: Re: Broken law

    http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/News-opinion-and-commentary/Ruling-frees-phone-concerns-to-enter-cable -TV-business-Baby-Bell-fights-cable-law-citing-right-to-fr.html

    I find it interesting that a corporation has the right to free speech. This makes no sense. How does a corp speak, as it is not a living being. Is its speech similar to that of a mannequin ? Everyone can see the ventriloquist's lips moving and only small childeren are fooled.

     

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