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Defamation and False Light Invasion of Privacy

Introduction to False Light Invasion of Privacy False light Invasion of Privacy is when someone has falsely attributed to you some statement, opinion, or belief which is highly offensive. The elements for false light are: a statement; published by one party about another; that places a person in a false light; which is highly offensive… READ MORE

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What is Defamation, Libel and Slander?

What is Defamation? Whenever there is a statement made that injures someone’s reputation, the terms defamation, libel, and slander are thrown around. The terms are commonly misused interchangeably. Defamation is the act of making a false statement that harms someone’s reputation. Both libel and slander are forms of defamation. All of the terms fall under… READ MORE

Defamation and the Communications Decency Act

Due to the major expansion of social media channels and online forums on the Internet in recent years, the issue of defamation has taken on a new face. Defamation is a problem that has existed for decades, but only in recent years has it started to und…

Can Kratz Be Forgotten? In the EU, Just Maybe

Ken Kratz is probably best known as the local prosecutor who put Stephen Avery in prison for murder in Manitowoc County, WI, as documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” For this and several other reasons, he’s got a pretty comprehensive presence on the Internet: a Google search for “ken kratz” comes up with about 190,000 hits, few of which paint a flattering or positive picture. From bad Yelp reviews to accusations of prosecutorial malpractice to coverage of a long-ago sexting scandal, it’s easy to see why Ken Kratz might want Google to remove links to those negative articles and posts.

Removing Defamatory Reviews from Websites like Yelp

Ratings websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor are changing the way people choose where to eat, where to shop, where to travel and where to lodge. According to its website, TripAdvisor alone is home to over 250 million reviews made by people wi…

Who Do I Sue if I Don’t Know Who Defamed?

Defamation that takes place online is a big problem in the Internet Age. Chat rooms, message boards, and websites like Facebook and Twitter don’t always require users to provide their real names, which can make finding someone online a real challenge. So what happens when a victim of online defamation doesn’t actually know who defamed them?

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