Web Site Libel, Round II 

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Margaret J. Freund is appealing a Richmond Circuit Court judge's decision to strike down the lawsuit she filed against a Richmond Web developer and several Internet domain firms, in which she charges that she was defamed.

The Richmond real estate executive sought $400,000 in damages from Brian Mount, an employee of Richmond-based INM United, accusing him of creating a spoof Web site featuring Freund in a demonic pose with a vivid quote from Vigo, a villain in the “Ghostbusters II” movie, including skulls, blood and evil.

She also sued Web companies GoDaddy.com for serving as host for the Web site and HostforWeb for helping manage it. The judge ruled March 4 that the Web site's characterization of Freund was opinion-based and not defamatory. Freund filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Virginia on March 10.

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