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We are constantly expanding our abilities and updating the number of websites from which we can remove content. If a website is not listed above, contact us to find out if we offer guaranteed removal options for that particular website.
Even if guaranteed removal options are not available for a specific website, we have high success rates with our Court Ordered Removal and Search Engine De-indexing Services. In some cases, we attempt removals from websites on a flat fee, non-contingent basis. Contact us to find out more information.
Court Ordered Removal and Search Engine De-Indexing Service
Most websites and major search engines, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo! have polices in place for voluntarily removing content from webpages and search results if given a valid court order declaring the content to be defamatory. Getting a court order requires filing a lawsuit.
There are many important considerations to take into account when filing. Only a licensed attorney experienced in the area of Internet defamation can properly advise as to the risks, costs, and other considerations. If a valid court order is obtained that declares that the content is defamatory or should otherwise be removed, search engines and websites typically remove the content voluntarily. Court orders are used not only for injunctions to remove content, but also to prevent content from continuing to be reposted and to obtain monetary compensation and relief for the client.
It is important to note that every website and search engine has different requirements as to what constitutes a “valid” court order. Court orders must be drafted to meet the unique requirements and circumstances of each case. In many cases, content is authored or posted by individuals who are anonymous or cannot be easily identified or located. In instances such as these, getting a court order requires filing a lawsuit. Depending on the state where the lawsuit is filed, efforts must then be undertaken to uncover the identity of the anonymous author .
Our experienced Internet attorneys and team of online investigative and forensic experts are highly trained in identifying and locating people, organizations, and other defamers that attempt to hide their identity.
It is important to note that if a proper court order is not obtained, websites and search engines will deny removal requests. Therefore, it is imperative to work with a law firm that has experience successfully obtaining valid court orders of this type.
How Do I Get Started?
The best approach for removing online defamatory content is dependent upon the circumstances surrounding each individual case, so it is important to work with an experienced law firm that is dedicated solely to Internet defamation matters.
Stop Defamation, Privacy Attacks, & IP Infringement
Online defamation is a form of libel in which written or published communication of a false statement is made to a third-party, ultimately causing harm or damage to another’s business or personal reputation or lowering their respect or confidence within the community. In other words, if the pictures, videos, or words cause a business or person to be viewed by others with feelings of hatred, contempt, ridicule, fear, or dislike, they are considered defamatory.