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August 2017 Archives

Ex-governor files defamation lawsuit against noted newspaper

In a society where competitions run hot and deadlines are ever present, making connections could be second nature to journalists in Ohio and elsewhere. However, doing so with reckless disregard for the truth can do a great deal of damage to the reputation of the accused. A former governor in another state has recently filed a defamation lawsuit against major newspaper in relation to an article that supposedly tied her to a homicide.

Are minors protected from posting questionable content?

When you were fourteen years old, you contributed to an online forum. You made several inappropriate comments that seemed funny at the time. But now you are seventeen and applying to college. Colleges will not like what they see if they search your name online. Are you able to remove the content you posted online when you were fourteen?

Claims of indecent photos via texts leads to defamation lawsuit

Being the subject of an investigation can be stressful and intimidating. If the matter is made public, which is generally the case when allegations are published through online sources, it can also be embarrassing, even if the allegations are untrue. Individuals in Ohio and elsewhere who are subjected to defamation under similar circumstances may seek to protect their reputations from further harm.

Photographer awarded over $1 million in defamation lawsuit

When an individual in Ohio or elsewhere provides a service to others, he or she is bound to receive a bad review at some point. While any disgruntled customers could simply choose leave a negative comment, in some cases, they may go to great lengths to attack one's reputation, whether personal, professional or both. A photographer in another state was recently awarded over $1 million in a defamation lawsuit under similar circumstances.

2 coaches file defamation lawsuit over allegations of abuse

In the world of sports, competition can run high regardless of the age of those involved. Coaches of high school sports in Ohio and elsewhere may push kids to succeed, and in some cases, parents might not agree with their methods. Two baseball coaches in another state have recently filed a defamation lawsuit against a parent who reportedly accused them of abuse.

Parents can be proactive in their child’s online activity

We live in a world filled with technology. It is literally at our fingertips. There are definite benefits to technology. We can keep in touch with friends and family across the globe. If we get lost while driving, we can pull over and bring up step by step directions. There are recipes, research and supplies at the convenient click of a mouse.

Defamation lawsuit filed after man cleared of crime involvement

Being accused of a crime can be stressful and daunting, as allegations alone could do a significant amount of harm to a person's reputation within the community. Even if the charges are eventually dropped, the damage may already be done, especially if news outlets have already published their reports. Individuals in Ohio and elsewhere who face a similar situation may wish to protect important areas of life, which in some cases may lead to a defamation lawsuit.

Defamation lawsuit over billboard ends in substantial settlement

Many individuals in Ohio and elsewhere may often go to great lengths to voice their opinions. In some cases, this may only include statements through various online outlets; in others, a person may wish to take a much bolder approach at defaming another. In a recent defamation lawsuit, a person in another state recently reached a settlement for over $1 million after another party recently took to local billboards to attack others.

The anonymity of the internet may embolden attackers

There may be numerous benefits afforded by the technological advancements of this day and age. The sheer ability to connect with others in Ohio and across the nation online in an instant is often beneficial enough on its own. However, the internet may also provide some with a sense of security, which could in turn increase the odds that they may attack another party without fearing the consequences.