In a case testing First Amendment rights on the Internet, a dentist and an oral surgeon in Florida have withdrawn a lawsuit trying to shut down a patient's scathing Web site critical of their care. The suit became part of a widening war between doctors and patients that increasingly is being fought online. The disgruntled used to make do with picketing medical offices -- but with the falling cost and wide reach of Internet postings, some unhappy patients are moving to the Web.
Doctors Drop Slander Suit Against Disgruntled Patient's Web Site
Daily Business Review
August 8, 2005