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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:37 PM

Minn. High Court Say 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.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/01/30/us/ap-us-online-rating-risks.html?hp

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:49 PM

1. This is a good thing.

I can't even begin to imagine the crazy suits that would follow had the decision gone the other way.

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