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Buy a House and Shut Up- how far corporations will go to keep their customers quiet

March 29, 2011

While at Monday’s hearing on the Texas Citizen Participation Act, one of the citizens testifying mentioned this great 2003 article from the Houston Chronicle’s Rick Casey: Buy a House and Shut Up! The article details a clause that was in a KB Homes sales contract providing fines for home buyers who complained to the media about their homes.

“No Owner may use any public medium such as the `internet’ or any broadcast or print medium or advertising to similarly malign or disparage the building quality or practices of any homebuilder”

According to a later article, the clause was eventually dropped.

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