Man Shoots Two Dogs, Blogger Blogs It, Man Sues Blogger

Citizen Media Law Project:  “Christopher  Comins, an Orange County businessman, filed a defamation lawsuit against Matthew Frederick VanVoorhis, who publishes a wordpress blog called Public Intellectual.  Comins objects to two of VanVoorhis’ blog posts from June and August 2008, which reported and followed up on an incident that occurred in May, in which Comins shot two husky dogs believing they were wolves intimidating a group of cattle grazing on land being developed by one of his business partners. According to the Orlando Sentinel, both dogs survived, one with four gunshot wounds and the other with three.  VanVoorhis blogged about the incident after video footage captured by Irish tourists who witnessed the event appeared on YouTube.”  See the complaint.


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