Attorneys Handling Defamation Law

If you’ve been the victim of online slander, our Internet defamation attorneys want you to know that you DO have options.

Court Ruling Aids Anonymous Online Posters in California

On July 21, 2017, California’s First District Court of Appeal issued a published opinion in ZL Technologies v. Does 1-7 (July 21, 2017) 2017 DJ DAR 6999. In its opinion, the Court established new hurdles for parties to establish the identities of online posters of defamatory statements. This decision will impact those individuals or companies who file […]

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Revenge Porn Laws By State

Revenge Porn is commonly defined as the sexually explicit pictures or video shared on the internet without consent, through any medium, including uploading them onto websites, social media, or sending them via text message or email. Often times, an ex will post or share intimate photos or videos shared with the purpose of harassing or […]

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Context Determines if the Statement is Defamatory.

So you have been called a “con man” in a published statement on the web.  Surely, that statement must be libelous and therefore defamatory.   Maybe.   If you were labeled a con man in a serious news article that left an impression that you were engaged in wrongful activity and such were untrue then the statement […]

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New Michigan Revenge Porn Law

Michigan has recently joined the ever growing number of states that have adopted some version of a revenge porn law.  Generally, revenge porn occurs when a person posts another’s sexually explicit photographs online as an act of revenge, however, Michigan’s revenge porn law is broader in scope.  The statute MCL  750.145e states in pertinent part: […]

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The Angels of Revenge Porn Article by Erica Fink

Article By Erica Fink (CNN.com) Erica Fink: 24 years old. She took a selfie. She didn’t send it to anyone but herself. It was meant for no one but somehow it ended up all over the web. Charlotte Laws: My daughter’s topless picture ended up on the most notorious revenge porn website. She had taken […]

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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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Revenge porn victim?

Has someone posted explicit photos of you on the internet without your consent?   You may be the victim of revenge porn. What is revenge porn?   Revenge porn is usually defined as revealing or sexually explicit images or videos of a person posted on the Internet, typically by a former sexual partner, without the consent of […]

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Actual Damages, Presumed Damages and Defamation Claims

A false and defamatory statement published about you or your business does not necessarily translate into a valid legal claim unless you can prove actual damages arising from the defamatory statements.  There are classifications of libel and slander, often referred to in many jurisdictions now collectively as defamation, that will allow a defamation claim to […]

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Court Orders Yelp to Remove Defamatory Review As a Non-Party To The Case

The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a lower court’s decision affirmed by the Court of Appeals to require Yelp to remove  defamatory reviews concerning a California attorney.  The case is significant if it is upheld because Yelp was NOT a party to the underlying lawsuit. Dawn Hassell and her firm represented […]

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