Attorneys Handling Proving Defamation of Character

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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Internet Defamation in Online Reviews

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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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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Defamation Per Quod vs. Defamation Per Se

Defamation is the general idea under the law that one may be held liable for the publication of a false statement of fact. Under the law of most states, defamation is separated into two separate types. The first is what’s called defamation per quod and the second is what’s called defamation per se.

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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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Legal Elements of Defamation, Slander & Libel.

Question:  What are the legal elements which must be proven in a defamation, libel or slander lawsuit? Answer: Defamation can occur in written form (libel) or spoken form (slander). In order for a plaintiff to prove defamation of character for either libel or slander claims, the person defamed must prove the following. A false statement […]

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