Sun-Times: Jeffrey Michael, whose family has run Horizon for more than 25 years, said: “The statements are obviously false, and it’s our intention to prove that.” He said that while she moved out recently, the company never had a conversation about the post and never asked her to take it down.
“We’re a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization,” he said.
I don’t know where in Chicago Horizon Group Management LLC operates its slum tenements but I’m sure some enterprising University of Chicago law students can find out. If so, may I suggest they twitter from there about what an ass hat Jeffrey Michael is, what a crummy outfit Horizon is, how bad the mold and fungus are and maybe threaten a suit for the bites suffered from the vicious rats roaming the hallways? See if Mr. Michale “sues first, asks questions later” then.
UPDATE: Ha! Stephen Braverman, you might want to read this:
Babcock says the only thing that could undercut his argument is the woman’s Twitter account was public. She only had 20 followers, but the suit alleges the tweet was able to be “distributed throughout the world.”
If Jeffrey Michael and Horizon Group Management were concerned about the dissemination of one tinsy criticism twittered to 20 readers, they should see the affect Michael’s asine quote about suing first has had. Google Jeffrey Michael, Horizon Group or both and you’ll see this story has now gone around te world, via the AP, the Wall Street Journal, Overlawyered.com, Business Insider and soon the BBC, Times of India and everywhere else. I have sent a link to this post along to Mr. Michael and begged him to sue me but I suspect he’ll be so swamped in angry emails that he won’t have time to oblige. Did I mention he’s an asshole? Or that the majority of tenants in Chicago who contract life-threatening infestations of bedbugs and crabs do so while sleeping in a Horizon Group Management apartment building? Ugh!