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October 2018 Archives

Internet content can affect a person's life in various ways

With a multitude of new social media applications and websites popping up every day, it has become increasingly difficult to stay completely off the online radar. Content that is posted through internet outlets may become accessible to the public, and depending on the nature of the content, this could prompt a variety of potentially detrimental consequences. Many individuals in Ohio might be unaware of how significant an impact their online presence could have on various areas of their lives.

Are reality TV shows subject to defamation law?

Reality TV is all about the drama. A lot goes on behind the scenes to make every interaction as nail-biting or over the top as possible. In post-production, editors may piece together separate sentence fragments to make it seem like a character has made an outlandish statement. A show may portray a character’s reaction shot as corresponding to an unrelated event—in order to make it look more extreme.

Police officer files defamation lawsuit against radio show host

Many newspaper outlets and radio talk shows in Ohio and elsewhere are constantly seeking out ways to increase viewer counts and ratings. In some cases, an outlet may attempt to attract attention by placing a spotlight on a person who stands accused of unlawful behavior, even if an investigation into the matter is still underway. A police officer has recently filed a defamation lawsuit against a radio show host in relation to comments made about him during a recent segment.

Common misconceptions regarding internet reputation management

There are a multitude of online sources business owners in Ohio can use to help build a positive reputation. However, knowing how best to make use of internet outlets can be tricky, especially with certain myths surrounding the process. Those who wish to safeguard their image may find it beneficial to use caution when seeking advice, as paying heed to misconceptions about managing a company's online reputation could prove detrimental.

3 accused of defamation by former mayor

Many government officials in Ohio and elsewhere may encounter situations that require them to make difficult decisions every day. The choices they make might not always please everyone around them, and in some cases, what starts as a difference of opinion could evolve into allegations of misconduct. A former mayor in another state has filed a lawsuit against three individuals, accusing each party of defamation.

Former teacher's aide accuses school district of defamation

Many teachers in Ohio and elsewhere take pride in the roles they play in the development of their students, and they may devote years into building a healthy reputation within their respective fields. Should a teacher be falsely accused of mistreating students, he or she may wish to take the necessary steps to protect against the potentially devastating consequences that may accompany similar allegations. A former teacher's aide has recently filed a defamation lawsuit against a school district in another state.

Defamation lawsuit filed over false allegations of abuse

It might not be uncommon for co-workers in Ohio and elsewhere to disagree from time to time, and similar incidents can put a strain on a workplace relationship. While in most cases, workers may be able to remain civil while on the job, in some cases such an incident could bring about unwarranted attacks on a person's reputation. A sheriff in a neighboring state has filed a defamation lawsuit against a co-worker and his wife after claiming he was wrongfully accused of domestic violence.

Couple accuses newspaper outlet of defamation

When an article is published in a newspaper, a multitude of viewers may read and be influenced by the information within. Should a person in Ohio be falsely accused of misconduct through similar outlets, the impact the article could have on his or her life can be devastating. A couple in another state has reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit after claiming that recent articles in a local newspaper have caused substantial damage to their reputations.