Internet Defamation Lawyers. Online Reputation Fixers.
As one of the first firms to concentrate on Internet defamation law and online trade libel, Kelly / Warner has successfully litigated over 700 reputation-related cases -- both domestic and international, business and personal.
If a competitor, client, news organization, or person defames you online, in print, via email, by text message, or on video, we can help restore your reputation.
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To win an Internet defamation lawsuit plaintiffs must:
↻ Prove the defendant published or broadcast the statement;
↻ Prove that the statement is false;
↻ Prove they were harmed by the statement;
↻ Demonstrate that the defendants did not verify their claims.
Can An Internet Defamation Lawyer Get Statements Removed From The Web?
Depending on the circumstances, yes. To read case studies and legal explanations about removing content from the Internet, click here.
What is the difference between slander and libel?
Slander is spoken defamation and libel is written (or graphic) defamation.
What is the statute of limitations for slander and libel in the United States?
Defamation statute of limitations varies by state. Click here for a list. If you're interested in the statute of limitations for another country, visit Kelly Warner's International Defamation Law Database.
What constitutes “harm” in a slander or libel lawsuit?
Typically, defamation plaintiffs must prove material harm. The most common forms are lost wages, business decline, or sinking stocks. In some jurisdictions, plaintiffs can also point to mental anguish and other medical vicissitudes.
Can a plaintiff win a defamation lawsuit if the defendant tells the truth?
You’ve heard the saying: “It’s not defamation if it is true.” And yes, for the vast majority of slander and libel lawsuits, this adage holds true. However, in some jurisdictions, a judge can declare a truth defamatory if the defendant acted with actual malice. Plus, if you can evidentiarily prove that a defendant made a false statement of fact, then it's possible to win a claim – even if the defendant told the truth. (In other words, we live in an imperfect world. If plaintiffs are more convincing than defendants, the plaintiffs have a shot at winning.)
What if defendants truly believe their inaccurate statements?
This is one of the trickier aspects of online defamation law. Sometimes, defendants who can prove that they believed a contested statement, win. That said, if a given plaintiff's information is more compelling than the defendant's, the plaintiff may win. Like any lawsuit, defamation cases turn on evidence.
Internet Defamation Law: Case Studies, Legal Explanations, & News
Reading about case summaries is an excellent way to learn how online defamation laws work -- in the U.S. and abroad. To that end, every week we blog about cases making their way through courts, news regarding slander and libel legislation, plus tips on how to handle bad online reviews. If you’re ready to speak with someone who can help solve your online reputation puzzle, set up a consultation. If you’re here for the legal information, keep scrolling for the goods.