Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ben Stein's Employer Drops Lawsuit Against Blogger

In a previous post I described how Freescore.com, Ben Stein's employer, had sought to silence a blogger who was dared to criticize that slimy company. Public Citizen's Consumer Law and Policy Blog reports that the suit has been dropped.

But here's what makes the whole thing funny. Freescore claimed "victory" because it said its suit against Yahoo!--another Stein employer-- was moot because it had identified the blogger who had the temerity to criticize these night crawlers.

According to CL&P:
...the villain whom they want to sue for defamation is Franklin Seegers, who allegedly lives in Washington, DC.

A few minutes research online would have told them how wrong that is. According to the Washington Post, in 2006 DC resident Franklin Seegers was sentenced to 40 years for his role in a violent drug gang known as Murder Inc. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show that Seegers can now be found at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina. These are the brilliant sleuths who charge $29.95 per month for protection against identity theft for Internet users who call to get their “free” credit score?
More on this from Ben Stein's nemesis, Felix Salmon, in his blog here.

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