Jul
30

Online Review Defamation: What Is The Line Between Free Speech & Defamation?

July 30, 2014 at 3:00 am

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A question we hear a lot: What is the difference between free speech and defamation? In this post we'll talk about the think line between libel and free speech in the context of Internet reviews on sites like Yelp!, Ripoff Report and TripAdvisor.
Jul
29

Plastic Surgery Defamation: Can Doctors Sue Patients For Bad Online Reviews?

July 29, 2014 at 3:00 am

Elective plastic surgery can be a mine-field. Emotions are often high, and become more frayed when the results aren't what the patient had in mind -- even if the doctor did a great job. Many disgruntled patients turn to the Internet to vent frustrations. Can they be sued for defamation? Click through for answers.
Jul
28

Twitter Parody Defamation Lawsuits: Are They On The Rise?

July 28, 2014 at 9:41 am

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In some jurisdictions, if a “reasonable person” can’t determine whether a social media account is a “joke” or “real,” the person responsible for making the account can be successfully sued for defamation. Which raises a question: As the “meta-fication” of ...
Jul
21

Flagstaff Defamation Lawsuit Case Study: Developer v. Local Politician?

July 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

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A spokesman for a local property developer sued a local Flagstaff politician for defamation. Is the claim valid, or a sly attempt to influence a Council vote? Flagstaff Defamation Lawsuit Background Info: Property Developer Wants To Build An Apartment Complex, ...
Jul
15

A Trade Secret Defamation Case Study: Lee v. Li

July 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

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Trade secret defamation is a lot more common that one may think. But this trade secret defamation lawsuit includes a humorous twist.
Jul
09

Internet Law Tid Bytes – Early July 2014

July 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

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Harvard’s Digital Media Law Project Shutting Down Oh no! The handy Digital Media Law Project is shutting down. Well: kinda, sorta. The form in which it exists is done-zo. However, project managers told College Fix that they are planning a ...
Jul
03

Business-on-Business Finance Defamation

July 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

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An international finance firm, Hayman Private Equity LLC, won a $5 million defamation award from Environmental Service Professionals, Inc. (ESP). A unique business-on-business Internet libel lawsuit, Hayman v. ESP proves that it’s worth filing a defamation claim even if the ...
Jun
20

High Profile Defamation Case Study: Mitre v. HBO

June 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Tyrion Lannister’s trial is over, but HBO’s still got a high-profile defamation lawsuit to conquer — the Mitre Sports v. HBO slander battle. Current Advantage: Mitre. The Players In This Sports Defamation Lawsuit Mitre Sports International Mitre is a sports ...