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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.

According to reports, the photographer was hired to take pictures at a couple's wedding. The couple was apparently displeased with her work, but instead of simply leaving a bad review, they chose to launch a campaign against her. During this campaign, they attacked the woman's reputation through social media sources, going as far as airing their grievances through a local news station.

Those who are subjected to public attacks can suffer in a variety of ways, even if only because someone was unhappy with the work they performed. The woman claims that she has suffered severely during this period, and that after the negative reviews were made public, she was forced to close her photography business. On a recent Friday, a jury voted unanimously in favor of the woman, awarding her a substantial judgment for her losses.

An individual who is attacked in similar methods may wish to pursue restitution through a defamation lawsuit, but the process can be somewhat intimidating. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Ohio might be able to obtain advice on the best course of action to take moving forward. An attorney can address a client's concerns, along with resulting financial damages, and subsequently assist in pursuing the compensation deserved through whatever means necessary.

Source: CBS News, "Photographer wins $1M defamation lawsuit against unhappy couple," Aug. 1, 2017

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