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Idaho couple sues Sun Valley, Twitter

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By The Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A central Idaho couple is suing the Sun Valley Co. and the Twitter Inc. social media site, asking a judge to bar the resort from using the handle “SunValley.”

Leonard Barshack and Erin Smith, the husband and wife, say Twitter should return the username to them because they had been using it for nearly three years and weren't impersonating the Idaho resort.

The Idaho Mountain Express (http://tinyurl.com/msanabo) reports the resort sought to use the name in October. That's when Twitter sent Barshack an email, saying he was breaking Twitter's rules.

But Barshack contends he never impersonated Sun Valley and only periodically sent tweets since registering for the handle around April 2010.

 

 
 


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