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July 2018 Archives

Engineer files defamation lawsuit against county employee

Being accused of wrongful behavior at work can be stressful and such allegations could have dire consequences on one's professional reputation. Individuals who are falsely accused of such behavior may wish to protect their image, but they could be uncertain of the options available to them. A county engineer in Ohio has recently filed a lawsuit against a county employee, accusing her of defamation.

Will social rankings totally eliminate online privacy?

Fans of the wildly popular Netflix series Black Mirror are familiar with the social rating system at the center of season three’s premiere episode “Nosedive.” For those unfamiliar, the fictional app allows users to rate every social interaction throughout the day, from a coffee order with a barista to a conversation with a coworker.

Defamation: Addressing false information re company products

Many businesses in Ohio and across the nation consider it vital to provide consumers with quality products and services. Many companies place a great deal of effort into promoting customer satisfaction, and if another party publishes false information about a business, the owners may wish to take action to protect the reputation of their enterprises. Trade libel is a major concern for many, but knowing how to tell if a company has been subjected to this type of defamation could be challenging.

Former police chief accuses others of defamation and retaliation

Being fired from a place of employment for unjust reasons can be a daunting experience. Individuals who encounter a similar circumstances may wish to take steps to protect their legal rights, especially if their reputation is harmed substantially in the process. A former police chief in Ohio has recently filed a lawsuit against several parties accusing them of defamation and retaliation.

1 ordered to remove online posts during defamation lawsuit

Being the subject of false and harmful online content can be embarrassing, and the fallout of similar posts can have a devastating impact on a person's life. Individuals in Ohio who experience a similar situation may seek to protect their reputations from further harm, but they might be unaware of the legal avenues available to them. A judge has recently ordered a man to remove certain posts from Facebook during a recent defamation lawsuit.

Negative internet content could harm a company's image severely

Many business owners in Ohio and elsewhere place a great deal of importance on building a positive professional image. While this process may take years to achieve, it could take little more than one scathing review to place a company's reputation in jeopardy. Those who are subjected to negative internet content may have concerns about how it will affect their companies and they might wonder about the steps they can take to pursue the removal of such content.

The risks and potential harm of defamation through social media

There are a multitude of social media outlets that provide individuals in Ohio and elsewhere with a platform on which to post content on a variety of topics. While the rise of social media may come with various benefits, it also opens individuals and businesses up to certain risks, as these outlets can act as a means of spreading false and damaging content. Those who are subjected to defamation through social media could suffer significant harm, and they might be uncertain how best to handle the situation.

Former college basketball coach accuses university of defamation

Rumors concerning the preferential treatment of college recruits have been spread throughout many universities in Ohio and elsewhere. Being the subject of an investigation into such allegations can be stressful and daunting, and the outcome of a similar process could have a substantial impact on a person's life. A college basketball coach has accused his former employer of defamation in relation to the release of information he claims was confidential and false.

Towing company accuses college student of defamation

When a person in Ohio or elsewhere turns to the internet to leave a negative review about a business, the information within could influence how others view the company. If the statement is false, or is a misrepresentation of an incident, the owners may wish to take steps to prevent the situation from affecting the success of their businesses. A towing company has recently filed a defamation lawsuit against a college student claiming that he omitted facts about an incident and sparked hundreds of negative reviews.