Kelly / Warner Law Blog

Welcome to the Kelly / Warner law blog. Each week, we post reviews and analysis of recent and significant lawsuits, in addition to opinions and general legal advice related to Internet, unfair competition, marketing, business / startup, intellectual property and defamation law. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, send in a suggestion!

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Ashley Madison Hack: What Can People Sue Over?

Online purveyor of pro-paramour lifestyles, AshleyMadison.com, encouraged users to “have an affair,” because “life is short.” Well, the company’s lifespan may now be in jeopardy thanks to a possible litigation tsunami heading its way. Who can exposed Ashley Madison users sue: the website or the hackers? What can “victims” legally claim? What are the chances … Continue reading Ashley Madison Hack: What Can People Sue Over?

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Canadians May Need A U.S. Lawyer To Get Content Removed From Google.com

Here’s a question: When Google is faced with a court order compelling the removal of a defamatory webpage from its index, do you think Google should: Not remove the link at all, because doing so is sliding down a slippery anti-free-speech slope? Remove the link, but only from the national index of the country from … Continue reading Canadians May Need A U.S. Lawyer To Get Content Removed From Google.com

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Cybersquatting Laws Lesson: Must Prove Bad Faith Intent To Profit

Judge Lewis Kaplan hammered his gavel on the cybersquatting scrum between programmer Jason Kneen and OfficeLinks.com executive Harsh Mehta. In tennis speak: “Advantage, Kneen.” A Quick Background Summary of the Mehta v. Kneen Cybersquatting Laws Case Kneen, a U.K.-based programmer, bought workbetter.com in 1999. In the not too distant past, Harsh Mehta, an office sharing … Continue reading Cybersquatting Laws Lesson: Must Prove Bad Faith Intent To Profit

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Defamation of Character Lawsuit: Doctor v. Former Patient

A brain surgeon, whom the Miami Herald describes as a “high-profile doctor at” the University of Miami, is being sued for defamation of character by an alleged former paramour. According to reports, because of complaints lodged by Dr. Bruno Gallo, Lisa Morse allegedly became the subject of a “be-on-the-lookout” flyer distributed to “officials” on the … Continue reading Defamation of Character Lawsuit: Doctor v. Former Patient

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Oilmen Embroiled In Environmental Facebook Defamation Lawsuit

A Facebook defamation lawsuit involving an environmental dispute between two moguls has made its way to a United States court. Continental Resources Chairman and CEO Harold Hamm filed a lawsuit against Mickey Thompson, an “Oklahoma City oilman.” The Post That Sparked A Facebook Defamation Lawsuit On June 24, Mickey Thompson allegedly took to his Facebook … Continue reading Oilmen Embroiled In Environmental Facebook Defamation Lawsuit

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Yelp Reputation Law: The Case of the Auto-Dealer & Unsatisfied Customer

In This Post: Summary and analysis of Yelp defamation case; Explanation of what business owners need to prove to win a Yelp reputation case Contact information for an online defamation attorney; Another Yelp! (“Yelp”) defamation case has made headlines. In the latest installment of “Law and Order: Online Reputation Unit,” a California auto dealer is … Continue reading Yelp Reputation Law: The Case of the Auto-Dealer & Unsatisfied Customer

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Answers To 5 Internet Law FAQs

5 Cyberlaw FAQs As a website operator, am I accountable for untrue statements posted by users on my website? Can I be held responsible for users’ defamatory acts? Under United States law, Internet service providers, Web hosts and interactive computer services are federally protected from third-party defamation liability via Section 230 of the Communications Decency … Continue reading Answers To 5 Internet Law FAQs

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Cybersquatting Cases & Law: Warehousing Domains

Enterprising Programmer Buys Domain In The 1990s; Startup Wants It In 2014. Sixteen years ago, a London-based programmer, Jason Kneen, purchased the domain workbetter.com. Fast forward to 2014. According to reports, Kneen is contacted by Harsh Mehta, the entrepreneur behind OfficeLinks, who wants to buy workbetter.com. To promote his company, Mehta had already bought workbetter.us and … Continue reading Cybersquatting Cases & Law: Warehousing Domains

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Australian Defamation Case Study: The Hockey Incident

An Australian defamation ruling will probably affect how Australians word tweets from here on out. In this post, we’ll review the case, and then examine the likelihood of a U.S. court delivering the same verdict. If you’ve landed on this page in search of an international online defamation lawyer, click here. The Tweets That Launched … Continue reading Australian Defamation Case Study: The Hockey Incident

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Legal Lessons 101: Can I Get An Injunction?

Business competition can get ugly. And occasionally, an aggressive opponent may cross a legal line when jockeying to be #1. Our firm has worked with startups, entrepreneurs and businesses who’ve faced egregious acts of disruptive marketing, and they all ask: “Can I get an injunction against [insert name of competitor]?” So, in response, we’ll go … Continue reading Legal Lessons 101: Can I Get An Injunction?

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Arizona Crowdfunding Law and Lawyer

Arizona may soon have a new crowdfunding law on the books. And it would make starting-up in the state a bit easier. Click through to learn more. Read More »

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FTC Favors Companies With Data Breach Contingency Plans

A couple of months ago, Mark Eichorn posted a quietly significant post on the Federal Trade Commission’s blog. In it, Eichorn gives an overview of how the FTC approaches breach and data security investigations. In the post, Eichorn advises: “We’ll also consider the steps the company took to help affected consumers, and whether it cooperated … Continue reading FTC Favors Companies With Data Breach Contingency Plans

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