Tag Archive: Matthew Chan

Apr 01 2015

Talking Isn’t Stalking: Reach and Implications of Georgia Stalking Case

This is Part 2 of 2 about the Georgia Supreme Court’s Decision in Chan v. Ellis. I wrote about how the case got to the Supreme Court of Georgia earlier this week: https://www.courtroomstrategy.com/2015/03/georgia-supreme-court-rules-that-internet-posts-about-someone-dont-constitute-stalking/ This part will discuss the decision and its implications on future stalking claims. In deciding unanimously that Georgia’s Anti-Stalking Statute was not …

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Mar 30 2015

Georgia Supreme Court Rules That Internet Posts About Someone Don’t Constitute “Stalking”

The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously overturned a lower court’s permanent protective order against a Columbus, Georgia businessman named Matthew Chan; Chan had been hit with the order back in 2013 when a woman named Linda Ellis claimed she feared for her safety after reading 9 posts on Chan’s website, called ExtortionLetterInfo.com (“ELI”). [Disclaimer: Since …

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Aug 21 2014

NY Passes Revenge Porn Law

Earlier this month, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo  signed NY’s version of a Revenge Porn  law. The law creates the offense of “Unlawful Dissemination of Lewd Images.”  It prohibits the sale, publication or distribution of images in which a person is in a stage of full or partial undress or engaged in  a sexual act without …

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Apr 23 2012

NY Court Rules Calling Someone “Extortionist” Is Not Defamatory

The then Mayor of the Village of Freeport was vindicated by the Second Department (a NY Appeals court covering Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and parts of Upstate NY), for remarks he made in a public election debate during which he called the plaintiff, a commercial real estate developer, “an extortionist” who was “trying …

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