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The right to criticize car dealership in YouTube videos upheld

Chicago, IL commercial litigation attorney Peter S. Lubin talks about a memorable case involving the first amendment and cyber bullying.

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We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in cyber bulling cases. We represented a fellow named David Bates who decided he would make 120 YouTube videos attacking a car dealer. He was sued in federal court. Before he hired us, the judge entered an injunction. By the time the case was over they dropped the whole lawsuit, they insisted only to go to mediation over 20 of the videos he had up on the internet. And the judge found that all his videos could stay on the internet because it was within his First Amendment rights to criticize the car dealer. And we had a happy client who was able to continue to exercise his First Amendment rights.

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