"The day was September 19, 2006, a Tuesday. It was a little before 2:30 in the afternoon and the weather was sunny in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The surf was up just down the street and my stomach was riding a wild wave as the jury of six somberly filed into the nearly empty courtroom.
I had no idea what to expect. David leaned a little closer and whispered, "Well, this is it . . . " I wished for something I could hold onto besides his words since my legs weren’t feeling very steady as the bailiff, a very kindly looking older man, intoned, "All rise."
The Honorable Judge John Luzzo, in flowing black robe and wearing his duties with appropriate dignity, took his elevated seat on the bench and asked the foreman, "Has the jury reached a verdict?"
"We have, Your Honor." She handed their verdict to the bailiff, who gave it to the judge–he nodded in seeming approval–then back it went from the judge to the bailiff to the foreman. The air was trapped in my lungs and the pound of pulsing blood was in my ears as she began to read, line by line, the jury’s unanimous decision.
Suddenly I was crying and I couldn’t stop the tears that were streaming down my face . . ."
The reason Sue Scheff was crying was because she had just been vindicated. She had just won the largest internet defamation verdict in history in the staggering sum of 11.3 million dollars! But even more important than the substantial award, she had been able to present her story to 6 objective individuals who came to understand her and her terrible situation.
This is the story of Sue Scheff in her book, Google Bomb.
First off, let me say that this book has my highest recommendation. This is the first book review I have done on this blog, and for good reason. I only present extremely high quality information to the readers of this blog. Period.
And this book fits the bill.
Now let me discuss specifically what I enjoyed about the book and why you should buy it right now.
There are two authors. Sue Scheff and John W. Dozier, Jr. Sue Scheff shares her personal story and all the emotions and feelings that she experienced as a result of being defamed online. She also discusses the litigation process from her point of view, which is eye-opening and instructive for laypersons and lawyers alike.
John W. Dozier, Jr., writes about the legal aspects of a Google Bomb attack and offers expert tips to protect one’s reputation online. John is perhaps the foremost expert in internet defamation law in the country and I respect him tremendously. I believe he is on the right side of this debate and when he writes/talks people listen.
The book is chock-full of expert tips and strategies to manage your reputation online. Pages 203-208 alone are worth the cost of the book.
I would love to write more about the book but I don’t want to give away any of the extremely valuable information in there.
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