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Giordano v. Romeo - Complaint

Giordano v. Romeo - Complaint

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INTIlECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE11
TH
JUDICALCIRCUITINANDFOR"MIAMI-DADECOUNTY,FLORIDACIVil..DIVISION
CASENO:09-68539CA25
JOHN
GIORDANO,individually,andG
&
G
ADDICTIONTREATMENT,INC.,
a
FloridaCorporation,Plaintiff,vs.DONNA
L.
ROMEO,andXCENTRICVENTURES,LLC,anArizonaLimitedLiability
Corporation
Defendants.
______________________~I
Al\'IENDEDCOMPLAlNT
Plaintiffs,JOlf!:\JGIORDANO("Giordano")andG
&
GHOLISTICADDICTIONTREATMENT,INC.("G
&
G"),byandthroughundersignedcounsel,herebysueDefendants,.DONNA
L.
ROMEO("Romeo"),andXCENTRICVENTURES,LLC("Xcentric"),andallege:
PARTIESANDJURISDICTION
1.This
is
anAction
fordamagesinexcess
of$15,000.00
exclusive
of
interest,fees,
andcosts.
2.PlaintiffG
&
GHolisticAddictionTreatment,Inc.isaFloridacorporationauthorizedtodobusiness
in
the
StateofFloridaand
which
conductsbusiness
in
Miami-DadeCounty,Florida.3.PlaintiffJohnGiordanoisaresidentofMiami-DadeCounty,Florida,
and
is
thePresident
ofPlaintiff0&0
 
4.DefendantRomeoisanindividualwhoisnow,andwasatalltimesmaterialhereto,aresidentofPinellas'County,Florida.
5.
DefendantXcentricisanArizonaLimitedLiabilityCorporationthatrunsawebsite,www.ripoffreport.com.whichisintentionallyavailabletobeviewed,andisviewed,bypersonsresiding
in
Miami-DadeCounty,Florida·6.Venue
is
proper
in
Miami-DadeCountybecausetheinjuriesresultingfromDefendants'publicationofdefamatoryinformationoccurred
in
thisCounty.7.TheCourthaspersonaljurisdictionoverDefendantXcentricbecause(a)itengagesinsubstantialandnotisolatedactivities
in
theStateofFloridaandbenefitsubstantiallyfromtheseactivities;(b)itcommittedviolationsofFloridalawinFlorida;and(c)Xcentric'spublisheddefamatoryandunlawfulinformationconcerningPlaintiffswhoareFloridaresidents,andtheeffectsofXcentric'sdefamatorypublicationwereintentionallydirectedtoandsubstantiallyfeltinFlorida·XcentricalsointernationallyavailsitselfofbusinessopportunitieswithFloridaresidentsandopenlysolicitsFloridaresidentstopostinformationonitswebsiteaboutFloridapersonsandentitiesforviewingbyotherFloridaresidents.
GENERALALLEGATIONS
8.
RomeohadbusinessdealingsinMiami-DadeCountyFlorida"includingbusinessdealing
with
thePlaintiffs.9.PlaintiffG
&
Gwasandisabusinessofgoodname,creditandreputation,itenjoyedtheesteemandgoodopinionofothers
in
thecommunity.andisaccreditedbytheJointCommissiononAccreditationofHealthcareOrganizations.10.AstheDirectorofG
&
Gandthechaplainfor.alocalpolicedepartmentGiordanowas2
 
andisanindividualofgoodname,creditandreputationandenjoyedtheesteemandgoodopinionofothers
in
thecommunity.11.OnoraboutJuly8,2009,DefendantRomeopublishedinformationonthe"RipoffReport,"awebsitethat,
by
itsownterms,is"aworldwideconsumerreportingWebsiteandpublication,
by
consumers,forconsumers,tofileanddocumentcomplaintsaboutcompaniesorindividuals.Whileweencourageandevenrequireauthorstoonlyfiletruthfulreports,
RipoffReportdoesnotguaranteethatallreportsareauthentic[sic]oraccurate."
12.Otherareasoftheripoffreport.cornprovide
that,
pertheirpolicy,thewebsite
will
absolutelynotremovefalse,defamatoryinformationpostedthereon,evenwhenaskedtodoso
by
themakerofthedefamatorystatements.13.
In
herinternet
post,
publishedforall
the
worldtosee,Romeostatedsuchthingsas:
a
G
&
G'sfacilityis"dangeroustoone'shealthandwellbeing";b."Themajorityofthepersonnelarerecoveringaddictsandhavenobusinesscounselingtheirclients";c.Thelivingaccommodationsare"outdatedandunsanitary"d."employeesalsoillegaldisbursemedications";e."Theownersandemployeesarenotadequatelyeducatedtodealwiththeproblems.theyadvertisetheyexpertise
in"
f.
"Thereisplentyofnegativetalkabouttheconsequencesofyouraddition/behaviors,likedeathorinsanity,butcopingskillsafteryourdeparturefromthis'safehaven'arenottaught.Thisiswhytheyhaveashighsuiciderateoftheirformerclients.·(whileI
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