mcgrew (sm62704) writes: "The St Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that a teenager is suing the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team over a message that appeared on the electronic scoreboard that read "[plantiff] has an STD! Eww"
No "safe harbor" for scoreboards!"The suit accuses the Cardinals of negligence in allowing a defamatory statement to be published. The girl is seeking damages "in excess of $25,000," plus legal fees.
The Cardinals introduced the scoreboard service when the new stadium opened last year. For $2.99, fans can send a text message from their phone to digital boards along the first- and third-base lines, as well as a display in right-center field.
Vulgar comments are supposed to be caught before they are displayed, but that has not always been the case.