Heritage Pacific Financial v. Shelton Investigations, No. ____ (E.D. Tex. Dec. 14, 2009)
STATUS: Pending

After defendant Shelton Investigations authored a post on complaintsboard.com accusing Heritage Pacific of not paying it for work it did for them, Heritage Pacific (a collections business) brought suit against Shelton Investigations and the owner of complaintsboard.com, Elizabeth Arden. Plaintiffs alleged defamation, libel, libel per se, and slander. On Dec. 14, a magistrate judge denied plaintiff's request for a preliminary injuction, noting that the plaintiff had not yet offered sufficient evidence that the court has personal jurisdiction over defendants, or that they had a likelihood of success on the merits. 2009 WL 4983810.

As of Feb. 8, 2010, the offensive post was still on the site.

Links and court documents
Texas financial company sues after negative comments on Web site, The Southeast Texas Record, Nov. 24, 2009

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