MySpace and MyDefamation: Tagging Your Way to a Libel Suit


In a defamation case, a Philadelphia attorney (Plaintiff Corcoran) with a boutique copyright practice sued the Executor of the Estate (Defendant McCabe) of one of the Plaintiff’s former clients. Corcoran v. McCabe, 2009 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 74 (Pa. C.P. 2009).

The Defendant defaulted on the Plaintiff’s complaint. The Defendant appealed the assessment of $50,000 compensatory damages and $25,000 punitive damages for his defamatory comments. Corcoran, 1.

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