A Montana blogger has learned that First Amendment
freedoms do not extend to saying that a bankruptcy trustee is "guilty of Fraud,
Deceit on the Government, Illegal Activity, Money Laundering, Defamation,
Harassment" among other things. In Obsidian Finance Group, LLC and Kevin D.
Michelle Bourdelais brought a defamation
claim in the Richmond Division of the Eastern District of Virginia against
Chase Bank and Chase Home Finance, based on Chase's alleged reporting of
inaccurate information about the status of her mortgage payments to consumer
reporting agencies. Chase...
I have previously written about Crystal Cox, a
self-styled investigative blogger, who found herself on the receiving end of a
judgment for $2.5 million after she posted caustic comments about a bankruptcy
trustee. You can find the prior post here .
One aspect of the District Court's opinion...