Contributed by: Editor Saturday, May 23 2009 @ 10:35 am
Craigslist is fighting back from the bad press (see Story) they have received lately due to their Erotic Services classified ads category (which is now the Adult Services Category) and prostitution. They are suing Henry McMaster, the Attorney General of South Carolina for:
declaratory relief as well as a restraining order with respect to criminal charges he has threatened against the company and its executives.
The suit is in response to a threatening email they received from McMaster a couple of weeks ago telling them to either shut down Craigslist in the state of South Carolina or, face a criminal investigation and possible prosecution. Craigslist believes they are now in full compliance of the law because of the changes they recently made to the category (see Story).
For the full story, read Tech Crunch[*1] .