2Clix sues Australian Site Whirlpool Over Forum Topic

The founder of the Australian Broadband site Whirlpool is currently under legal issued with accounting software firm 2Clix Australia Pty Ltd for alleged "injurious falsehood".

The Statement of Claim from the company alleges that Simon Wright allowed statements "relating to the Plaintiff and its software product that are both false and malicious" to be published on the Whirlpool forums.

2Clix is suing for at least $150,000 (plus costs), and is demanding that two forum threads be removed from the site.

2Clix believes that the topics on the Whirlpool forums led it to sustain "a severe downturn in monthly sales".

Members of the community website have already begun supporting Whirlpool by donating to the site to aid in the legal costs. Some of the users claim to have donated more than $1000 through Paypal.

News source: Whirlpool News
News source: Sydney Morning Herald

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This company deserves to go out of business for resorting to this.

Imagine if Microsoft sued everyone who made negative comments about their software.

If their business is so weak that just one place can hurt it than it isn't really the fault of that site in the first place.

@omgbomb

2clix doesn't use whirlpool for business.

Some people complained about their problems with the software in the "Windows" section of the forum and now 2clix is suing.

The threads are here:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=628356
and here
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=479484

The problem is when you google 2clix the threads from whirlpool are the 4th and 5th results. People who go to the links see the statements that are being made and wouldn't chose 2clix.

I have read through both threads and it appeared that one of the 2clix representatives (who are now in the penalty box (i think it's like being banned) because of this policy) tried to make it look like all the issues were solved when they weren't (Which is pretty stupid of them).