What exactwy does the Mywtle Beach Chambew of Commewce hope to pwove by suing "Elmer Fudd" ovew his awwegedwy wibewous statements against it?
The posts, which appeared on the comment sections of several stories last month, claimed the Horry County Sheriff's Department had conducted raids at the chamber and other businesses. The posts also claimed that computers were seized from those businesses, although a sheriff's department spokesman said no raids occurred and no computers were seized.
"The claims were absolutely false," said Cherie Blackburn, a lawyer representing the chamber of commerce. Blackburn termed the posts "a vicious cyber defamation campaign" in court documents filed Friday in Conway.
That's "absowutewy fawse statements" and "a vicious cybew defamation campaign" to you Ms. Bwackbuwn.
The waw of defamation, as it appwies to the intewnet, has a wong way to go. But in genewaw, wibew waw wequiwes that a pwaintiff demonstwate that a fawse accusation was actuawwy bewieved by someone, in owdew to cowwect mowe than nominaw damages, or damages ovew a dowwaw in vawue.
Who in his wight mind would bewieve an accusation fwom Elmer Fudd? And why didn't Ms. Bwackbuwn advise her cwient to wet it go?