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June 2018 Archives

Keeping track of internet content as a business owner

Many business owners in Ohio and elsewhere consider the reputation of their companies to be an integral part of their success. With a multitude of internet sources to keep track of, managing a company's online reputation can be a challenging task. However, this could also prove essential, as the way a business is represented online can have a substantial influence on its future.

Defamation lawsuit to be filed regarding malicious Facebook video

Social media outlets such as Facebook provide users with the ability to post videos on a variety of topics. While many individuals in Ohio may use these outlets simply to post footage of family events, some may attempt to use a video to send a message to viewers. A group of county commissioners in another state have decided to file a defamation lawsuit against an animal rights activist after she posted a video on Facebook accusing them of being monsters.

Horse carriage company files defamation lawsuit

When it comes to small businesses in Ohio and across the country that provide horse carriage rides to customers, allegations of animal mistreatment can be a serious concern. Even if the statements are false, such accusations could have a devastating impact on the success of a business. A horse carriage company in another state has recently filed a defamation lawsuit against a local animal society and an activist after malicious rumors were spread across various media outlets.

Doctor files lawsuit over negative internet reviews

When it comes to business-related interactions, many consumers in Ohio and elsewhere may wish to share their experiences with others. The internet makes it significantly less difficult for a person to find and read these reviews. Unfortunately, when writing a review, some may publish posts that go beyond a statement of opinion and attempt to harm a company's reputation. A doctor has recently filed a lawsuit that accuses a woman of defamation and libel after online reviews caused him to suffer emotional and professional harm.

Defamation lawsuit filed against anonymous Instagram account

There are a multitude of online sites that allow users in Ohio and elsewhere to create anonymous accounts. Using the protection provided by these sites, a person may post comments on a variety of topics without having to reveal his or her identity. Unfortunately, some may seek to take advantage of this protection. A man has recently filed a defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Instagram account named Diet Madison.

Lou Holtz files defamation lawsuit over newspaper article

Taking a statement out of context and writing a newspaper article about it could be harmful enough as is. However, adding words to a statement can leave a person in Ohio facing a variety of potentially devastating consequences over something he or she never said. Former sports analyst and College Hall of Fame football coach Lou Holtz has reportedly reached a settlement agreement after filing a defamation lawsuit against a newspaper outlet over a recent publication.

Attack on military background leads to defamation lawsuit

Individuals in Ohio and elsewhere who choose to enlist in any branch of the military may look back at their years of service with a great deal of pride. Should another party attempt to bring their military background into question and attack their reputation, they might wish to take steps to protect themselves against unnecessary harm. A former U.S. representative in another state has filed a lawsuit against another party accusing him of defamation.

Ex-wife of NBA player Matt Barnes files defamation lawsuit

Following the end of a marriage, it might not be all that uncommon for two individuals in Ohio to be at odds with each other for a time. With the recent advent of social media, it could be significantly less difficult to reach out to a multitude and voice one's opinions about a former spouse. The ex-wife of former NBA player Matt Barnes has filed a defamation lawsuit against her former spouse, claiming that he accused her of embezzlement and fraud through social media.

The importance of maintaining a positive internet image

There are a multitude of online sites that host reviews for companies in a variety of fields. Many consumers in Ohio and elsewhere use these sites to gain insight into the products and services a business offers. Since the way a business is viewed by others online can have a significant impact on its success, a company may find that maintaining an active internet presence could be vital to its growth.

Guard files defamation lawsuit following acts of retaliation

Many establishments in Ohio and elsewhere hire security guards to keep watch over daily operations and help maintain a safe environment. When a dangerous incident occurs, especially one that proves fatal, a company may wish to review the situation and determine if the necessary measures were taken by the guards who were on duty at the time. A man has recently filed a defamation lawsuit against his employer after he was accused of involvement in a fatal incident that he claims never even occurred.