Judge Dismisses Home Inspector’s Lawsuit Against Agent

In the case, home inspector Matthew Steinhausen sued a Seward, Neb., real estate agent and her company over the alleged remarks. Steinhausen argued that the remarks were libelous and hurt his business’ reputation. He asked the court for more than $50,000 in damages.

The home inspector said the real estate agent called him a “total idiot” in an e-mail sent to more than 400 other real estate professionals. Dismissing the lawsuit, the judge said the comments were protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Judge Dismisses Home Inspector’s Suit


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