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Courtney Love Sued In Court Over Tweet

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A landmark case is occurring right now that could change how some tweet. It is being argued in court right now.

Rocker Courtney Love is being sued by her former attorney over a tweet.

Back in 2010, Love Tweeted, "I was devastated when Rhonda Holmes Esquire of San Diego was bought off ..."

Love had hired Holmes to pursue a fraud case against the executors of the estate of her late husband Kurt Cobain. Holmes then sued Love for libel after learning about the tweet.

Love has maintained, according to multiple sources, that she was expressing an opinion with the tweet. She also claims she thought she was tweeting two people. However, the judge in the case does not agree and has sent the case to trial.

A number of twitter-related libel cases have been filed in the past few years, but this is the first case to have gone to trial.

Could this case potentially bring the twittersphere into existing defamation laws? The verdict will come out by the end of next week. We'll all wait and see.

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