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Old 03-22-2005, 11:16 AM
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go ahead let it out,,who screwed you in the marine world. like its not uncommon.
Was it the guys who sold the boat that you had a deposit on to Jamacan drug dealers because they offered more $$$???
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Slander is a sub-category of the legal principle of defamation. Another, well known, subcategory is libel. Slander involves oral statements and libel involves written statements. If you are publishing your statements on the web, you are entering into the arena of libel. As Fund Razor notes, however, truth is an absolute defense to a suit for defamation.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:18 AM
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You (or whomever you are talking about) must prove that your actions and/or words have cost them money. Here's the hard part, they would have to have someone "testify" that they were going to do business with this person, but decided not to because of something you said or did. That's why slander/defamation cases rarely get anywhere.
Yeah... and they have to prove that your claim was false, too.
Not just injurious to them.... injurious to them and FALSE.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:19 AM
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Ok, a real lawyer showed up.

I'll take my comedy/law show on the road.

Good luck.
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spill it steve... who screwed you?
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:30 AM
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As I understand it, postings on a public website cannot be held against you... am I wrong? Or was it just that the SITE could not be held accountable??
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:41 AM
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As I understand it, postings on a public website cannot be held against you... am I wrong? Or was it just that the SITE could not be held accountable??
The site is held harmless.

If you post false information that injures a party they can possibly collect damages against the poster. The posting would be libel, as Kevin pointed out.

Ok, less law more comedy. Go read the 1/4 gas tank thread.
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Slander is a sub-category of the legal principle of defamation. Another, well known, subcategory is libel. Slander involves oral statements and libel involves written statements. If you are publishing your statements on the web, you are entering into the arena of libel. As Fund Razor notes, however, truth is an absolute defense to a suit for defamation.
thankyou!

im going to leave names out for the time being so maybe the situation can be resolved in a civil manner.

i bought a boat 1 year ago this week 1800+ miles away. even though this business had several months to get everything ready for me to take back home a few things were missing when i arrived. 2 trim rings , cockpit carpet and most importantly reciepts for machine work (motors where freshened) a few weeks before i picked the boat up.

i was assured at the time that all items missing would be shipped to me.

after hundreds of phone calls and emails and after waiting a full year i decided to ask some of his contacts how to motivate this guy to send me what i had paid for a year earlyer.

i had all the email adresses in his contact list because he sent all of us a "change of email notice".

i used it to reply to everyone on the list my situation and asked for help.


heres what i sent out to everyone

" > HELP!
> > Maybe someone on this list can help me. Its been a
> full year since i
> bought
> > a used boat from (_______). I drove 1800 miles
> from Missouri to
> > California to close the deal and bring the boat
> home. I was supposed to
> get
> > a list of all items repaired/replaced with the
> boat along with some blue
> > trim rings , cockpit carpet , and machine shop
> receipts (motors where
> > freshened). For the past year Ive
> called and emailed him at
> > least 100 times to no avail. Ive even tryed
> begging!! Lately Ive changed
> my
> > strategy to *****ing since nothing else has
> worked. That didnt work either
> > Some of you might be thinking , "whats the big
> deal , trim rings dont
> > cost much , just buy them yourself" I DID. The
> cockpit carpet is a
> different
> > matter. Its not cheap. The one thing thats most
> important to me is the
> list
> > of items repaired/replaced and the machine work
> reciepts. Im sure alot of
> > the people on this email list own their own boat
> and are as anal about it
> as
> > I am mine. Knowing whats been done to it as far as
> repairs is extremely
> > valuable to me. Plus , if and when i decide to
> sell , any prospective
> buyer
> > will want to know whats been done to the boat. Not
> having proof of machine
> > work will drastictly reduce resale value of any
> boat , especially one
> thats
> > 12 years old.
> >
> > I just dont understand how (______) can do business
> this way. I have nothing
> > against him personally , in fact i think he's a
> great guy and very
> > knowledgable. My fault was NOT holding final
> payment until i recieved
> > everything he promised but when you buy a boat
> several hundred miles away
> > you have to gamble a little and trust the seller.
> > MY MISTAKE!!
> >
> > so , if any of you know a way to motivate (______) ,
> please let me know!!!!!!


his reply. keep in mind its been a full year of waiting

You have just blew it. The next e-mail you will
> get will be a Picture of
> the
> > box of parts including the carpet and some other
> free stuff I was going to
> > give you On fire. Oh by the way, The paper work in
> in that fire as well.
> An
> > e-mail will be written to all the people that you
> took off my e-mail list
> > for damage control and I may sue you for Slander
> ect.
 
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Send his reply to you to all the people on his list.
It is his own words, not yours. No way he can sue you.

Screw him.

What a jerk.
Makes a guy kind of willing to do the time for battery, I'll bet.
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Geez Steve, sounds like this guy is a real prick. Maybe call the sherrif that is local to him? Attorny general where he lives?? I don't know what else to say other than that.
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