Twitter Lawsuit Could Hold Up: Lawyer

08/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This is Chicago's first Twitter-related case, according to Evan Brown, an intellectual property and technology lawyer with local firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. He says Horizon might have a case. All it has to do is prove a defamatory statement was published, adding, "In defamation law, publication has a special meaning--all it means is that words were uttered, or made available to someone else."

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