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Through a combination of legal strategies and proven techniques, we not only stop the defamation, but we also help clients completely remove content from nearly every type of website on the Internet, including business review and complaint websites, discussion boards, news websites, blogs, social media websites, and cheater and gossip websites. Our clients benefit from working directly with attorneys who remove the damaging online content as well as provide actual legal representation to obtain cease and desist letters, coordinate with law enforcement agencies, and obtain court ordered injunctions and removal orders. When appropriate, our attorneys also work to obtain compensation for damages and emotional distress.
Elements of an Online Defamation Claim
Defamation laws vary from state to state, but generally a person must prove that a statement was defamatory to make a claim.
All of the following must be established by a person who brings a defamation lawsuit against another:
The statement was published by the defendant, meaning it was distributed to at least one person other than the plaintiff.
The statement provides enough information that the plaintiff is identifiable.
The statement harmed the plaintiff’s reputation in some way.
In addition, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant was negligent in some way, either in doing something he or she should not have done or failing to do something he or she should have. If the plaintiff is a private figure, only negligence must be proven. If the plaintiff is a public figure, such as a government official, he or she also must prove actual malice, which is a reckless disregard for the truth of the published statement. Finally, the allegation made about the plaintiff must be false.
Most states also recognize that certain statements are defamatory per se, and therefore, no proof is needed. Some such examples include:
allegations that harm a person’s trade, profession, or professional standing;
allegations that a person is infected with a sexually transmitted disease;
allegations that an unmarried person is unchaste; or
allegations of criminal activity.
Defenses of Online Defamation
There are several defense arguments that typically favor the defendant in a defamation claim.
The statement is true. Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim. Even if a person has suffered some amount of harm due to the publication of such statements, damages cannot be collected if the statements are true.
The statement is false, but it is expressed as an opinion. If the statement is false but expressed as an opinion, the defendant may have a viable defense against a defamation claim. There are two exceptions to this defense. If a statement is made as an opinion or a joke but is taken seriously by a substantial minority or is deemed likely to be taken seriously by a reasonable person, then the plaintiff’s defamation claim may be successful.
The statement if false, but its expression has limited reach. If the statement is false but expressed in a way that would typically only reach the plaintiff, the defendant may have a defense against a defamation claim. If, however, the statement is published in a way that would ordinarily reach others, such as publishing the statement in an online newsletter or posting it on a bulletin board on the Internet, then the plaintiff’s defamation claim may be successful.
The statement is privileged. A statement is considered privileged communication if it is expressed during an interaction that is recognized by law as a private and protected. As an example, a person that makes a defamatory statement in a court of law cannot be charged with defamation. Public officials making statements about other public officials in the process of performing official duties also are protected. In addition, there is some protection for a reporter who relies on a public document or public official to report information that turns out to be incorrect. If a defamatory statement is not tied to any public document or public official though, republishing someone else’s defamatory communication is not a defense, even if properly attributed.
The statute of limitations has expired. If the statute of limitations has expired on a defamation claim, the plaintiff has no case. The length of time may vary from state to state, but generally the statute of limitations begins with the first date of publication.
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With the swift expansion of the World Wide Web, there has been a growing attention to the image that a company projects. More interest is given to how you are handling your online image and your capacity to please customers.
It can be noted that with the Internet, it has become more and more difficult for companies to outstand themselves. With the immeasurable amount of information available for diverse business, customers get to chose from a variety of similar information sources. Moreover, online searchers usually chose from the first comings and will never wait. One should also note that consumers are very choosy and in case of any dissatisfaction, they will be immediately vocal.