Tag: Defamation

Forum Selection for Your Defamation Suit Considering Anti-SLAPP Laws

We are going to talk a little bit today about forum selection for filing your defamation lawsuit, in consideration of forums with anti-SLAPP laws. Before we discover what anti-SLAPP laws are, let’s discuss the meaning of SLAPP. A SLAPP lawsuit is technically called a strategic lawsuit against public participation. A SLAPP lawsuit is a suit […]

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Online Review of Your Employer

There are an ever increasing number of online review websites. One of the more popular online review websites relates to online reviews by employees of their employer. The most popular of these websites is one known as Glassdoor. Glassdoor has been online since 2007 and has become the most popular site for online reviews of […]

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Taking Down Defamatory Post on Facebook

Facebook has recently updated their Community Standards for posting on its website. Such things as nudity, such as fully exposed buttocks and female breast including showing the nipple (unless breastfeeding), revenge porn, hate speech, self-injury, dangerous organizations, bullying, harassment, criminal activity, sexual violence and exploitation, or violence and graphic content will not be allowed.

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Your Review May Now Be Protected

The State of California has now enacted a state law that takes effect in 2015 which prohibits companies from charging consumers for the posting of a negative review.

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A Possible Defense Against Defamation Statements

There are some instances whereby libelous statements may be allowed, of course, under certain circumstances. The fair report privilege can be used to defend against a defamation lawsuit.

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How Does the Court Decide Whether Something is Defamatory?

How does the trial court decide whether or not the statements are defamatory?

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How to Prove Defamation of Character on the Internet

Defamation of character claims can be challenging, but here’s what you need to know about what you have to prove in order to establish internet defamation or defamation of character on the web. In order to show that there is a defamation that has occurred, you have to prove that there was a false statement […]

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Actions for Victims of Defamation

Well, Matt, the first steps that we normally recommend is to have the victim of internet defamation provide us with the defamatory posts and their explanations why they believe the posting is defamatory.  So, the first thing that we do is to identify all of the postings that are at issue.  And then, with the […]

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Is Truth a Valid Defense to a Claim of Internet Defamation?

Welcome to Defamation Law Radio. Internet defamation of character is as easy to perpetuate as a blog post, Facebook update, rating submission, or a forum comment.  Your online reputation is measured by the websites return as Google search results.  Do you know what people are saying and writing about you? Welcome to Defamation Law Radio, […]

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What is an Internet Lawyer?

A good internet attorney not only understands the law as it applies to cyber-law and the web community as a whole, they also understand technology and the backend systems used to drive it. Most internet lawyers bring strong technological work experience to the table. As the number of internet users, online businesses and social networks […]

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