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Old 20th April 2006, 10:28 PM   #1
Dave
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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Post Lawyers

This afternoon I was phoned by a lawyer who was trying to contact the new owner of a website I sold last year. Apparently there's something defamatory on the site and the lawyer wants to sue someone over it.

Of course most rational people would prefer to sort the matter out like adults but that option hadn't occurred to the lawyer.

Anyway, the new owner's phone has been disconnected and she has not yet answered the lawyer's email. Since my name is listed as the technical contact (the site is still on my server), the lawyer figured the next best thing would be to sue me. This is akin to reading something defamatory in a newspaper and, being unable to find the editor within a few hours, trying to sue the ink-setter instead.

My last word to the lawyer was "Have you ever wondered why no-one likes lawyers?"
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