A UK internet troll seriously damaged the reputation of a US lawyer, the High Court decided yesterday.
Jason Page put a false review on Google maps about the Colorado lawyer Timothy Bussey, the Court decided.
Under the new law
Page now faces a £100,000 bill after losing the case. It is one of the first to be heard under the new law of libel in England and Wales.
Bussey got Google to tell him who wrote the review which said he was a poor lawyer. Then took his action in London.
Page should have done our new libel e-learning course. In it we explain the new law and the old law which is still in operation in Northern Ireland. You could even have the course for free if you win our picture caption completion.
You can win a free e-learning course from ContentETC when you get the best caption in our Picture Caption Competition. Go on, have a go.