In Reply to: Len, Even that would be short of fair(more inside) posted by Harry on July 08, 2000 at 21:40:15:
Can you provide any legal authority whatsoever for your assertion that an employer is responsible for libelous messages posted by an employee using the employer's computer? (BTW, slander refers to spoken words, libel to printed words.) If an employee makes a telephonic bomb threat from work, is the employer liable?
I don't think that it is fair to assume that BMW NA sanctioned the message refered to by Len. If the message was sanctioned, then shame on BMW.
posted by an employee : for the cheapness that BMW's representative has committed. If it were me instead of Len, BMW would have been out a few million, and that is if I loved BMW enough to let them off the hook that easy. There are numerous legal grounds to sue in this fiasco. I mean NUMEROUS!!
: And since the IP address used to post was one from BMW (as opposed to say a BMW employee posting from his home), BMW can and easily will be held liable for everything that the employee said/did/implied.
: If there were ever a case where a corporation would BEG BEG BEG to settle, this is it!!
: Slander, illegal threats .... the legal list is long here.
: : : Here is a little more research on the ip# of that "No Sympathy" poster... the ip block is assigned to BMW of North America....
: : : UUNET Technologies, Inc. (NETBLK-NETBLK-UUNETCBLK16) NETBLK-UUNETCBLK16
: : : 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
: : : BMW of North America (NETBLK-UU-207-16-209-144) UU-207-16-209-144
: : : 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
: : : You can do the trace yourself by taking the IP# for the top of that "no sympathy" post and checking it at: http://whois.arin.net/whois/arinwhois.html and typing in th ip# in the search box...
: : : : : No kidding a 3.0 is faster than a 2.8 it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. With all your bitching and threats of course they would do something its people like you that are making this world into what it is: A bunch of pussy ass men.