In another Facebook lawsuit matter, It appears that a Pizza Kitchen Owner placed his thoughts about an advertising agency on Facebook and Twitter. Next thing you know he is slapped with a 2 million dollar lawsuit… for speaking his thoughts.
Now the question is why this ad agency had to resort to suing? Generally ad agencies are the ones that can mass communicate right? I mean how can a Pizza shop owner get the message out like that?
Low & Tritt filed suit in Knox County Circuit Court Sept. 1 against The Pizza Kitchen, an 11-year-old restaurant at 9411 S. Northshore Drive, and its owner Travis Redmon.
According to the suit, Redmon defamed the marketing firm in two Aug. 17 Facebook entries that said, “Do not EVER use Lowandtritt mktg. firm!” and “CROOKS! – Stolen email list, and have tried to pressure me by threat of lawsuit to sign a ‘license agreement’ to use their mktg materials.”
It may not be apparent now, but one day in the history books you might find this story where an advertising agency sued their client, because their client seemed to be able to get a message out using social media more efficiently than the ad agency could counter with traditional means.