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Lawsuit Filed Against Journal News Sparked By Map of Gun Owners
Rockland Times ^ | 1/03/13

Posted on 01/03/2013 7:01:55 PM PST by Libloather

A lawsuit has been filed against The Journal News by a business that claims its reputation suffered after the newspaper published an interactive map of licensed gun owners in the area, following the massacre in Newtown, Conn. First Impression LLC is a gift shop and interior design firm located in Katonah. They sued both The Journal News and its corporate parent Gannett Co. in Westchester County Court. In the Summons with Notice, the gift shop accuses the newspaper of “falsely…publicly stating in the interactive website www.lohud.com that plaintiff First Impression LLC is a licensed handgun owner.” They are represented by McDermott and McDermott of Somers, N.Y. and claim to have lost business since the publishing of their company’s name on the map.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; journalnews; lawsuit; map; secondamendment
Uh, oh.
1 posted on 01/03/2013 7:02:10 PM PST by Libloather
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To: GlockThe Vote

Time to sign up.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 7:05:48 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Good!


3 posted on 01/03/2013 7:06:18 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Libloather

I noticed from the summary that they didn’t sue because they have a pistol permit, but rather, they were listed as having one when they don’t.

I want a lawsuit from someone who was listed because they *do* have a pistol permit.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 7:14:42 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: AtlasStalled

Excellent !


5 posted on 01/03/2013 7:15:10 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Libloather

I hope the the lawsuits keep coming.

I e-mailed an advertiser and told them that they advertised through a paper that was making my “non-permitted” relatives in the area SITTING DUCKS.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 7:15:27 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Dan Nunn
I'm no lawyer, but I imagine there would be no grounds for a lawsuit by a licensed gun owner in this case. If gun licenses are a matter of public record and a newspaper publishes that public record, then gun owners would have a hard time pursuing any legal case.

In this case, however, the fact that the newspaper apparently published false information -- and the business can demonstrate that they have suffered a financial loss as a result -- puts the newspaper in legal jeopardy.

7 posted on 01/03/2013 7:20:12 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: AtlasStalled

Using one of the liberals own tricks against them. It’s about time!...lol


8 posted on 01/03/2013 7:24:44 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Libloather

100 million dollars.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 7:26:13 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Libloather

Tora! Tora! Tora!


10 posted on 01/03/2013 7:26:49 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Libloather

What about a permit holder falsely left off the list? Now the owner lives in fear of being mischaracterized as an easy target.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 7:28:30 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Libloather

They can publish gun owners names but they cant publish Obamas college records or his imternational travel as a young man or even the birth certificate that rebuts the forgery that has been publicly circulated or who ordered the Benghazi stand down that got 4 American killed.

F the Media, IMO its only a matter of time until somone takes them out.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 7:32:41 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: jsanders2001

Alinsky’s Rules for Radical’s. Wonder how they will like having the tables turned on them for a change.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 7:48:48 PM PST by elephant
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To: Morris70

Per day they can prove they lost business. When they can’t pay up, ask for ownership of the paper. Fire all the libs and hire actual journalists. Watch sales go thru the roof.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 7:57:31 PM PST by matt04
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To: Libloather

I personally know of retired law enforcement officers who’s names were disclosed on the interactive map.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 8:00:41 PM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Libloather

Yes!!! I have to callbthese people. This communist rag outed me too. F them!


18 posted on 01/03/2013 8:21:11 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Alberta's Child

I’m no attorney either, but do have some experience in the data sales business. There is a huge difference in one record (does John Doe have a permit for a gun) when used to answer a specific question. Compare that to pulling all the records, with a very different goal.

I believe that everyone in the community has a potential cause of action against the newspaper for almost anything that now happens in the community:
- Any burglary of a home that was on the list can claim that they were targeted
- Any home burglary of a person not on the list can claim they were set up as an easy target
- Businesses that lose sales because of boycotts, can make a claim that they were targeted for a legal act (having a permit for a gun).
And so on...
The newspaper’s actions were not based on writing a story (if it were, the specific names and addresses would not be necessary), rather compiling the public data and creating a new data set (the full list) for the purpose of shaming people.

I hope that everyone on the map (and a lot of those off the map) sue the paper out of existence.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 9:02:40 PM PST by MS from the OC (Obama taking credit for killing OBL is like Nixon taking credit for landing on the moon, John Bolton)
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To: MS from the OC


20 posted on 01/03/2013 9:25:11 PM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: Libloather

Class Action


21 posted on 01/03/2013 9:35:25 PM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Libloather

That’s nothing compared to the lawsuit they’re going to get when a battered woman with a restraining order or an ex-cop is killed because they published their names and addresses.


22 posted on 01/03/2013 9:40:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Libloather

I’m wondering why the journal NEEDS a modern high-speed printing press. When the framers wrote the Constitution, a press was hand-powered and newspaper publishing was a short run business. The framers never contemplated electricity, or the ability to print tens, or hundreds of thousands, or millions of copies a day. The framers never contemplated next day national distribution. The framers never contemplated the Internet or the ability of the government to aggregate private records and to make them searchable in seconds.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 10:31:46 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Libloather

Good someone is finally suing the stupid liberal media.the media causes most of the problems we have

Why don’t we all sue the stupid news media for making us all believe that if congress didn’t tax the rich that the U.S.A would go over a cliff (”fiscal cliff”).? or sue them for a million other lies that have taken away our rights, liberty and opportunity?


24 posted on 01/03/2013 11:02:03 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Sgt_Schultze; TurboZamboni

Perfect!

Spread it far and wide!


25 posted on 01/04/2013 12:23:41 AM PST by Yehuda
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