Friday, April 17, 2009
Restaurants taking legal action against bloggers?!
After I posted an email I got from a friend re Dxkota Primx (name altered), I got the following message left in my comments (on my Xanga blog). A defamatory statement, maybe. Did I make it? No, and I say so clearly that it was from a 3rd party source. The statements don't belong to me (they call it "your wrongful and defamatory statements and misrepresentations" [emphasis added]), I merely quoted - don't newspapers do that?! Will have to consult persons better read in legal matters. And by the way, the thing says it's "By Email" - huh?
The original post with an edit in view of this event is here.
Our Ref: AWN/M130C
URGENT & IMPORTANT
Re: Defamatory and misleading statements made against Dakota Prime Limited published on e-tingfood.xanga.com
We act for Dakota Prime Limited.
We are instructed that you have published defamatory and/or misleading statements against our client, its shareholders, senior management and its associated companies including a blog purportedly entitled "The Dakota Prime Scandal" http://e-tingfood.xanga.com:80/696674282/the-dakota-prime-scandal/ ("the Article").
As a result of your wrongful and defamatory statements and misrepresentations against our client, its shareholders, senior management and its associated companies our client has suffered substantial loss and damage for which you are liable.
On behalf of our client, we hereby demand that you immediately remove the Article and cease and desist publishing any further wrongful, defamatory and misleading statements against our client, its shareholders, senior management and/or associated companies, failing which our client shall take all necessary action against you including commencing proceedings for injunctive relief, damages, interest and costs without further notice.
Kindly reply by return. We reserve all our client's rights and claims against you.
Andrew W. Y. Ng & Co.
Solicitors & Notaries
1902-3 Queen's Place
74 Queen's Road Central
Phone: + 852-2123-1068
Fax: + 852-2123-1990
Principal: Andrew W. Y. Ng