'Anonymous' Posters to Pay $13 Million for Defamatory Comments

A Texas couple who filed a defamation lawsuit over three years ago against anonymous posters on the Internet forum Topix.com won a $13.8 million judgment from a jury. Mark and Rhonda Lesher of Clarksville, Texas, filed a suit against anonymous commenters who accused them of being sexual deviants, molesters, and drug dealers on Topix, once self-described as "the country's largest local forum site." "This vindicates us. This is vindication for all the scurrilous, vile, defamatory statements...Full Story
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