Judge dismisses lawsuit over Twitter complaint

January 21, 2010 3:11:44 PM PST
A judge has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed against a Chicago woman who complained about her apartment on the social networking Web site Twitter.Last May, Amanda Bonnen posted a tweet that read "who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon Realty thinks it's okay."

Horizon Realty group sued her claiming she damaged the company's reputation when she made the post.

Bonnen's attorney said the judge dismissed the lawsuit Thursday because the judge felt the tweet was too vague to meet the legal standards of libel.