Courtney Love Settles Twitter Defamation Lawsuit; Pays Up
from the did-they-negotiate-in-140-characters dept
Still, it seemed like Love's defense didn't have much substance, so it's really not a huge surprise that Love has agreed to settle and is paying out a stunning $430,000.
Yeah, that's an expensive tweet.
Love's lawyer tried to brush this off as a "modest" settlement, but I don't think most people think $430,000 for an outburst in 140 character chunks is "modest." I'm not sure what went into the decision to settle, but what worries me about this ruling is that it will encourage people to file more defamation lawsuits in hopes of getting similar settlements out of it.