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Initially I thought that the case would hinge on the blogger expressing an opinion vs her opinion being that of an 'expert' given that her blog has 3,000 followers and was presented so highly in Google search results. Instead the judge seems to have purely focused on the title and damage done to the restauarnt owner - I don't know know much about French law but that just sounds bizarre. That said, France is a socialist nightmare so who knows...
this court ruling now highlighted in the world's media will certainly help bury the offending article.
yeah, read about that. no idea what the thinking behind that decision was.
for Il Giardino Cap-Ferret
sean's gonna get SUED
but only in cases where you've said something untrue - I remember a case where the writer had said "the chef clearly uses the cheapest frozen prawns available" or something, and the restuarant took them to court and proved they actually bought a much better brand.
But to say it's the worst or whatever is a matter of opinion, and would, in theory, be covered in this country as fair comment.