Twitter is not going to sit back and take this one on the chin, write co-founder Biz Stone. After all, what kind of precedent would that set? Next thing you know, everyone and their brother would be suing Twitter.
Reports this week that Twitter has settled a law suit (sic) and officially agreed to pay legal fees for an impersonation complaint that was taken care of by our support staff in accordance with our Terms are erroneous. Twitter has not settled, nor do we plan to settle or pay.
With due respect to the man and his notable work, Mr. La Russa’s lawsuit was an unnecessary waste of judicial resources bordering on frivolous. Twitter’s Terms of Service are fair and we believe will be upheld in a court that will ultimately dismiss Mr. La Russa’s lawsuit.
So it looks like this one is far from over.
It will be interesting to see if a court of law will agree with Biz Stone on this one.