UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIAATLANTA DIVISIONMELISSA A. HERMAN, DAVID A.RUSSO, and HERMAN & RUSSO,P.C.,Plaintiffs, CIVIL ACTIONv. NO. 1:10-CV-398-CAPXCENTRIC VENTURES, LLC andEDWARD MAGEDSON,Defendants.
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This matter is before the court on the defendants’ motion forsummary judgment [Doc. No. 30].
Melissa A. Herman and David A. Russo are partners with Herman& Russo, P.C., a consumer bankruptcy law firm providing legalservices to clients seeking to file for bankruptcy relief [Doc. No.1, page 4]. The defendant Xcentric Ventures operates a websiteknown as the “Rip-Off Report,” which is located atwww.ripoffreport.com, and the defendant Edward Magedson is themanager of Xcentric Ventures [Doc. No. 30-3, page 2]. This casearises from a “report” posted on the defendants’ website onFebruary 11, 2009, by an anonymous author identified as “John orJane Doe” [Doc. No. 1, pages 10-11]. The report is written fromthe perspective of an unhappy former client who claims theplaintiffs accepted $30,000 to handle the author’s case but then
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