When he left the company, he simply changed his username and took his followers with him. Eight months later the company filed a lawsuit claiming that the account's followers were a customer list, and it had invested substantial resources into building it.
The company is seeking damages of $2.50 (approx £1.60) per user per month totalling $370,000.
That's a lot of money; are twitter followers really that valuable? Let us know your thoughts..