Defendants In Internet Libel Trial Are Not Nice
from the at-least-they-stand-by-their-convictions dept
Now this one is just funny. Normally, when you’re on trial, your lawyer (or someone with some common sense) tells you to stay quiet and not rock the boat at all. Instead, two defendants who are on trial for posting libelous messages about their former employer on the web are just keeping at what they do best. That’s right, during the trial itself they’re posting mean spirited (though funny) notes about the trial itself on their own website as well as Yahoo message boards. They make fun of the opposing lawyers, and comment that their former CEO, who testified, needed a “booster seat” while he was on the stand. Opposing counsel doesn’t seem to mind, and has been submitting some of the posts (often on the day they’re posted) as evidence.