Disclaimer… the real estate blog world

by Maureen McCabe on January 30, 2008

… the real estate blog world is in a tizzy. A real estate blogger is being sued for 25 million dollars… He was fired by his broker. Two brokers?


This is primarily to any readers who “blog”… It’s about “blogging.”


This is on my Home Page on ColumbusBestBlog.com:

“ColumbusBestBlog.com is not the opinion of Real Living HER. ColumbusBestBlog.com is not the opinion of Real Living. Neither organization probably has an opinion about the best gyros in Columbus or the best Indian restaurant (my favorite Indian restaurant closed… please forward any recommendations quick…)

This is a blog about the best of Columbus and Central Ohio. “

Maybe I’ll put above about Real Living not having an opinion on Indian food on each and every post I write (and you have to be sure the RSS picks it up too.)

On the original Columbus Best Blog (now known or unknown as Discover Columbus) for a time I used a long disclaimer that I cobbled together from disclaimers on MLS and various websites.

From a February 2006 post:

“The information provided herein is supplied by several sources and is subject to change without notice. Columbus Best Blog does not guarantee or is any way responsible for its accuracy, and provides said information without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Entries on Columbus Best Blog represent the opinions and ideas of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of HER Real Living. Copyright ? 2006 Maureen McCabe & Columbus Best Blog All Rights Reserved. “

Yes there is a question mark in it. I don’t know why. Maybe I had the copyright symbol there and changing templates has messed up symbols, etc. on the old entries on the blog…


The blog that started it all…. Lucas Lechuga’s Miami Blog – Opera Tower, LLC & Tibor Hollo Sues Me for $25M It’s not the blog post that started it all… that’s back in November.


Sellsius Real Estate Blog – Did Real Estate Blogger Defame Miami Developer? A $25 Million Libel Lesson


A poll on blogging… the poll is primarily for real estate bloggers… but does the idea of getting sued for what you write on your blog concern you at all? If you are a blogger vote if the poll makes sense to you. Sue Who?

My apologies to anyone named Sue…

Thanks Sellsius for the link to:

California Court of Appeal: “Dumb Ass” is not a defamatory term

My blog is pretty polite, maybe kinda Pollyannish.. I started a blog to promote Columbus and took the attitude “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.”Anyone know whether “Dumb Ass” is defamatory in Ohio? Will you be reading Columbus Builder is a “Dumb Ass” on local real estate blogs sometime soon?

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1 Joseph Ferrara.sellsius January 30, 2008 at 11:44 am


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