West U. condo association sues over alleged 'high-rise terrorists' comments
A West U. condo association is seeking injunctive relief after, it says, threats and “fighting words” posted to a locally operated website caused residents to fear for their safety.
West U.’s 2520 Robinhood at Kirby Condominium Association filed a lawsuit on May 6 in the Harris County District Court against Heights resident Catherine Schoolar, doing business as swamplot.com, alleging negligence, negligent misrepresentation, libel, business disparagement and tortious interference with existing contract.
The Association says that as recently as May 2, 2011, swamplot.com and its operator/editor, Schoolar, have endorsed criminal acts, including violence toward the residents of 2520 Robinhood at Kirby Condominiums in West U. According to the brief, the unlawful comments on swamplot.com include “destroy the home values of the high rise terrorists” and “if we have to burn down the high rise or beat a high homeowner into the hospital, so be it.”
The Association claims that these posts have caused Robinhood at Kirby Condominiums residents to fear for their safety.
The Association is seeking injunctive relief and all damages to which it is entitled, as well as attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Craig Ribbeck.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-27678.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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