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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Another Lying Blogger Hit with $4.5 Million Defamation Verdict

A student won a $4.5 million civil lawsuit against a former state attorney who defamed him online, followed him and his friends and showed up at his home several times. Back in 2010, after Chris Armstrong became the first openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan, a website called “Chris Armstrong Watch” popped up online. It turns out Andrew Shirvell, a state assistant attorney general and University of Michigan alum, had a problem with Armstrong and started …

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