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Lawyer sues over bad Google Plus review

Posted Sep 20, 2013 7:56 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A suburban Chicago lawyer and his law firm have filed a lawsuit because of a bad review on Google Plus.

Naperville, Ill., lawyer Paul Nordini and his firm sued the writer, Joseph LaBarre, who wrote that Nordini worked for an “ethically shaky law firm” and an “exceptionally unethical law firm,” report CBS News and the Naperville Patch.

LaBarre wasn't a client of the firm. He is the former spouse of Nordini’s divorce client.

The suit claims the review has cost Nordini’s firm, Nordini & Thompson, $10,000 a month in lost business. Nordini seeks $110,000 and an injunction to force LaBarre to take down the review.

CBS Chicago reached LaBarre for comment. “What do I think about him filing a lawsuit? I think he’s out of his mind,” LaBarre said. He added that Nordini wants him to take down the review and “if he wanted to have an honest conversation, I would talk to him about it.”

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