VCUSkyhawk
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September 5th, 2018 at 5:42:09 AM permalink
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Of course you are protected by the 1st Amendment, but the 1st Amendment has its limit and you can be sued for libel, so just be very careful to have sufficient proof or evidence to back up your claim(s). Perhaps you may seek advice from a lawyer. But if your business client is Trump, Iím 100% certain that you can hold a sign stating that Trump is a SOB, a racist, rapist, con-artist without fear of legal retribution from that SOB because of different standard for political figure.



Dude, is there a thread that you don't hijack by bringing Trump into it. Seriously. I mean I understand that sometimes politics will bend with some topics of discussion, but you will bring him into nearly every conversation. You seem obsessed bud.
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777
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September 5th, 2018 at 5:44:29 AM permalink
Quote: VCUSkyhawk

Dude, is there a thread that you don't hijack by bringing Trump into it. Seriously. I mean I understand that sometimes politics will bend with some topics of discussion, but you will bring him into nearly every conversation. You seem obsessed bud.



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VCUSkyhawk
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September 5th, 2018 at 5:46:23 AM permalink
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The best way to articulate/help/explain is to provide an example for comparison ...



Which always happens to be Trump ranting? Come on...
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FleaStiff
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September 5th, 2018 at 11:09:06 AM permalink
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FleaStiff,
I've heard this phrase many times but have never understood it.

Well, its not really true but this is what most con men count on.
Think of the guy peddling jewelry on the street. He puts a fantastic price tag on it and conveys the impression that it is stolen jewelry and the buyer is getting a real bargain from a thief who just wants cash to buy drugs. The honest man says 'I buy jewelry from a reputable merchant and do not ever buy stolen merchandise" and walks away; the dishonest man tries to get a bargain and winds up paying sixty dollars for a piece of garbage not worth five bucks.
onenickelmiracle
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September 5th, 2018 at 11:22:12 AM permalink
I'd seek counsel, like you mentioned it's a legal question, you're going to have to know for sure, not just what people in the forum think is true. Maybe you can hire protesters to hold the signs for you, so you can live your life.
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September 5th, 2018 at 12:30:06 PM permalink
I remember reading about a store or place that had a sign that you are not allowed to leave a public negative review. Someone left a bad Yelp review and the place sued them. I am not sure what happened with that
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September 5th, 2018 at 1:22:53 PM permalink
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I remember reading about a store or place that had a sign that you are not allowed to leave a public negative review. Someone left a bad Yelp review and the place sued them. I am not sure what happened with that



I hope the customer hired a lawyer and counter-sued the store/place. Without a signed contract, a place of business has no power to indefinitely constrain or limit the future behavior and speech of their patrons.
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September 5th, 2018 at 1:48:38 PM permalink
My first home was a row home in a new development in Baltimore county. Somebody else in the community obviously had grievances regarding construction flaws in his home. He had a sign on his lawn that said "I bought a lemon -- You could too." He also picketed the sales office sometimes on a public street. I spoke to him once and he said the construction company, Ryland I think, had sued him for much more than the value of the home.

That said, I think as long as you're on public property you'll be legally okay and the wording shouldn't matter as long as its sufficiently vague. You can sure sure to be hit with a libel lawsuit. The reason you should be doing this should be primarily revenge as there is almost no way it will end well for either party. Will any sense of revenge outweigh the cost of doing this? That is a question for you to answer.

My opinion is at the end of the day you have to accept you'll get ripped off once in a while. I believe in the adage that you reap what you sow and take some comfort in that. It is better to be cheated than cheat someone else.
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September 6th, 2018 at 4:00:33 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

I remember reading about a store or place that had a sign that you are not allowed to leave a public negative review. Someone left a bad Yelp review and the place sued them. I am not sure what happened with that



I hope the customer hired a lawyer and counter-sued the store/place. Without a signed contract, a place of business has no power to indefinitely constrain or limit the future behavior and speech of their patrons.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.

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