Over the years, attorneys Aaron Kelly and Dan Warner have helped -- and continue to help -- defamation victims reclaim their good names. Kelly and Warner afforded hundreds of libel victims reprieve from unjust reputation attacks by working with Google’s de-indexing program. However, the search...
Politicians gavel'd H.R. 5111, the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA), into federal law. What does ratification mean for small businesses? Well, as a whole, not much, because the law only affects folks who use “gag clauses” to prevent defamatory reviews. The Consumer Review Fairness Act...
Protecting your online reputation can be as difficult as winning the Tour de France…clean. So, what can businesses do when faced with online review defamation? Let’s take a look. First, ask yourself: “Is the review accurate?” This can be the hardest step. If the review...
Yelp! (“Yelp”) isn’t happy.A California judge ordered the review site to remove a defamatory posting. Yelp, for its part, felt the decision defied Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and appealed -- but lost.Will the ruling affect future Yelp defamation claims? Will business owners...
Defamation Hurts: 10 Intriguing Facts & Thoughts On The Psychologically Devastating Effects of Slander and Libel
Self-described “expert witness and litigation consultant” Nicholas Carroll published a think-piece on the darker side of defamation. Carroll’s stance, in a sound byte? Slander and libel ruins lives. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but Carroll does appear to advocate for defamation reform...
UPDATE: Amazon recently changed its policy; sellers can no longer offer discounts in exchange for reviews (in most circumstances). We decided to keep this article up for archival purposes. Team members from BestReviews analyzed 360,000 consumer posts on Amazon.com. Their conclusion? Amazon is flooded with...
Is It Legal To Pay For Online Reviews? You can make money with e-commerce startups. Amazon, eBay, Etsy – even Walmart – maintain incredible platforms for outside sellers. Plus, holiday sales figures prove that Internet shopping anxiety has gone the way of the dinosaur. Bottom...
The Speak Free Act is a new bill swirling its way through Capitol Hill’s intern-saturated halls. A bi-partisan proposal endorsed by both the technology lobby and free speech advocates, the proposed law is meant to curtail illegitimate legal threats over online reviews. But will it...
You wake up one day, power on your phone, and BOOM! Life exploded overnight. An enemy successfully hacked your Facebook account and sent outrageous emails to your friends and family -- emails which appear to be coming from you! Nightmare, right? And one that that a...
When Google is faced with a court order compelling the removal of a defamatory web page 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...
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