Illinois Appellate Court Strikes Down Anti-Disparagement Injunction
From Parrot Pointe Marine, Inc. v. Sandow, decided two weeks ago by the Illinois Appellate Court, in an opinion by Justice Thomas Welch joined by Justices Judy Lynn Cates and Milton Wharton; the dispute stemmed out of a marina’s eviction of a boat owner, but the trial court also included this in its order:
The Parties shall not engage in any pattern of conduct that involves the making or publishing of written or oral statements or remarks which are disparaging, deleterious or damaging to the integrity, reputation or good will of the other Party.
Unconstitutional, said the appellate court:
[T]he plaintiff indicates that the trial court’s prohibition on either party making or publishing any damaging sta
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