January 30, 2013
Minnesota High Court Says Online Post Legally Protected
The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man’s online post calling a doctor “a real tool” is protected speech.
The high court on Wednesday dismissed a case by Duluth neurologist David McKee, who took offense when a patient’s son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites. Those included a claim that a nurse called the doctor “a real tool.”
The justices say the comments posted by Dennis Laurion don’t add up to defamation.