Category Archives: Defamation

The Power of the Demand Letter

            Week after week, I meet small business owners and just individuals that complain about someone breaking a deal or a contract, but that a lawyer is just too expensive.  Now, I’m not one to advocate pulling the litigation cord every time a deal goes south, but the blanket statement that a lawyer is just too expensive means that either (1) they’ve never actually hired an attorney or (2) they’ve hired a bad attorney. ...

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“Revenge Porn” – A Whole New (Disgustingly Creepy) Corner of the Internet Opens a New Legal Arena…

In a daily search of headlines, we came across the topic of a 'revenge porn' website founder being ordered to pay $250,000 in damages for a defamation claim. [Click here for the original article.] Sparking our interest, we looked more into the case, and, ultimately the topic itself. Revenge porn, it turns out, is the posting of nude pictures of an ex in revenge for he or she finding someone else. These...

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How a Simple Post Can Ruin Everything… for Everyone!

Very little has changed in defamation law over the years… except it has gotten easier to commit it. With the ease of the printed word, the ability to say something untruthful about another and have it heard by many became very easy. TV media helped make it even easier. And finally, in the age of internet access from a cell phone – we've reached the pinnacle (for now at least). So, what is defamation?