Wednesday, July 29, 2009

All a twitter

Be careful what you twitter someone may be listening.

Uptown resident sued for Twitter post

Chicago (STNG)- A woman living in the North Side Uptown neighborhood is being sued for allegedly posting on her Twitter account a "tweet" that accuses her management company of being OK with moldy apartments.

Horizon Group Management sued Amanda Bonnen Monday for publishing a false and defamatory tweet on Twitter May 12.

According to the suit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court Bonnen wrote an update that said "Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it's okay."

Because Bonnen's Twitter account is set to "public," everyone following on Twitter can view the defamatory statement, the suit said.

Bonnen was living at an apartment managed by Horizon Group Management at 4242 N. Sheridan Rd.

Horizon Group Management has been greatly injured in its reputation as a landlord in Chicago because of Bonnen's Tweet, the suit said.

The suit seeks an excess of $50,000 in damages.