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.

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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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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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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Are you the subject of a bad online review? Can you sue to have the review removed or for damages? Online reviews on Yelp, Healthgrades, Avvo, Expedia, Glassdoor, and other online review sites are typically not actionable unless the content meets certain threshold criteria. First, it should be noted that the review site itself can […]

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We all know someone who has been the subject of internet defamation.  We receive inquiries daily about what can be done to correct a false statement made about someone on the internet.  Increasingly, there a significant number of businesses who are falling victim to internet defamation.  Businesses who are the subject of false and defamatory […]

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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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Revenge Porn Lawyers What is Revenge Porn? Revenge porn is commonly defined as sexually explicit pictures or video shared on the internet without consent. Revenge porn can be selfies or taken by third parties (often ex-lovers) with victims mostly being women. Otherwise private explicit images which include name links to Facebook and social media profiles […]

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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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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 trial court decide whether or not the statements are defamatory?

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