Horizon Realty Responds to Lawsuit Twitter Controversy – It’s mold litigation

Riverstone Residential says there is no mold in Jefferson Lakes Apartments either but photos and testing say otherwise – photos of mold in apt.  katy

It’s mold litigation. She sued Horizon. She then, outside of the context of the suit, She made an allegation. Of course they sued. Their defense in the first suit is the absence of mold. Her defense in the slander suit is the presence …
 
July 28th, 2009 | by Ben Parr
 
Earlier today, it came to light that Chicago-based Horizon Realty Group was suing one of its former tenants, Amanda Bonnen, for $50,000 over a single tweet. While filing a $50,000 lawsuit for a 140 character comment is just shocking, the quote from Horizon’s Jeffrey Michael just boggled our minds:

“We’re a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization.”

Twitter didn’t take to that very kindly and propelled its backlash towards Horizon Realty to the top of the Twitter charts. Now the embattled organization has put out a statement to clarify its position. Oh, and before you’re ask, they’re still going to take Ms. Bonnen to court.

Still, the statement starts immediately with an apology over his “tongue in cheek” quote, but then quickly provides an overview of their version of the facts surrounding the case, specifically accusing Ms. Bonnon of trying to manipulate the system to her benefit. Instead of us trying to explain their defense of their actions, here’s the entire statement:

Horizon-Realty-Press-Release
 
We’re pretty sure Horizon Realty lost a lot more than $50,000 from this Twitter backlash. That’s what you get when you utter quotes as “We’re a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization.”

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