Builder Sues Consumer Advocate Site for Defamation

A builder is suing a consumer-advocate Web site and Internet search-engine Google over an anonymous online posting that described his home construction as a shoddy "nightmare." But an Internet scholar said such a "cyber-defamation" lawsuit has little chance of success in court, because federal law protects Web sites and search engines from being held liable for their users' posts, even defamatory ones.

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