This post is about an eBay defamation case currently making its way through the courts. Our firm, Kelly / Warner, doesn’t represent either side. We do, however, help folks in similar situations. If you’re here to read about a customer review defamation case, keep scrolling....
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...
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...
Board of Directors Defamation: Can you sue a BOD member over accusations made at a private meeting? Board of directors meetings can turn into verbal UFC matches -- which is why they’re a regular source of slander and libel lawsuits. But here’s the legal rub:...
If Nevada's defamation bill SB444 passes, it’ll be easier for businesses to protect their online reputations. True Issue at the Root of Nevada’s Defamation Debate: How Easy Should It Be for Businesses to Sue Online Reviewers? Should businesses be able to sue customers for leaving...
A recent employment defamation ruling involving a finance broker serves as a beacon of hope for anybody looking to sue their employer for libel or slander. Adviser v. Finance Firm Defamation Lawsuit Rene Espinoza worked for Merrill Lynch as an adviser. For whatever reasons, he...
Oh lo, fellow celebrity defamation enthusiasts! The legal gods have spoken, and the Dance Moms defamation trial is a no-go. A judge ruled that Kelly Hyland’s slander claims against bedraggled TV Dance Coach Abby Lee Miller are meritless. (But! Hyland’s breach of contract charge against...
An online review defamation case out of the UK raises a tricky question about Internet criticism: Where, exactly, is the “free speech line” when it comes to rants on Yelp!, Ripoff Report and TripAdvisor? Below, we’ll discuss the case, explain the thin line between free...
UPDATE: Looks like the mayor of Flagstaff is getting involved in the Landmark / Evans defamation debacle. The latest? Landmark properties withdrew its zoning request. City officials also released a statement saying they would represent Evans in the suit, but the Mayor doesn't remember authorizing....
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 cab be worth filing a defamation claim – even if the case doesn’t seem...
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