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libel & slander Archives

Art museum claims libel and slander have damaged business

Certain businesses in Ohio and elsewhere often rely on donations and investments to continue operations within a specific field. Owners and operators of similar ventures work hard on building a positive reputation, generally considering this aspect to be paramount to the success of a business. If subjected to libel and slander, securing future investments can become challenging, and the future of a business might subsequently be at risk.

Libel and slander by media group allegedly politically driven

Individuals who are in pursuit of a government position may have a tendency to be extremely competitive by nature. Although competition can be healthy in some situations, in some cases it can lead a candidate to attempt to bring down his or her opponent/s. Although at the time a person may believe these accusations to be mere words, victims of libel and slander in Ohio can suffer serious damage in various areas of life, personal and professional alike.

Dentist claims son posted libel and slander online

A recent phenomenon stemming from the evolution of social media is the seemingly unfiltered airing of personal opinions. Social media rants about tension with co-workers, disputes between spouses or disagreements with family members are part of the everyday news feed for most people in Ohio. However, when those rants contain libel and slander, people's reputations and businesses may suffer. One man had just such an experience when his son apparently retaliated online.

I ended up on what?

With the explosion of Internet access in last 10 years, many "cheater websites" have appeared at an alarming pace. "Cheater websites" offer an opportunity to dish the dirt on former girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands, wives, sugar daddies and everything in between. Often, in a fit of rage, a scorned or just plain evil ex-lover will unload a fury of anger-fueled, hateful speech about their former partner, and worst of all, identify the ex by name! Now, your name, details of your personal and private relationship are publicly posted on the Internet for all to see. Even worse, the information about you may not even be true!

Political scandal includes libel and slander

People in Ohio and across the country are no longer surprised to learn when the private intrigues of their political candidates become fodder for scandal. However, sometimes a story takes an unusual turn, and what was originally taken as revealing truth is suddenly suspected to be lies and slander. Voters in another state are watching their candidates closely in the months leading up to their gubernatorial election.

Libel and slander may be difficult to prove

The advent of social media seems to have given people in Ohio a platform that they may not otherwise have had for expressing their opinions. With that open opportunity, some people may say unkind or hurtful things, stirring up emotions and even violent reactions. The words libel and slander are tossed around these days with apparently little understanding of their legal implications. Not every insulting post is necessarily defamatory.

Handling libel and slander in a small Ohio business

Businesses in Ohio and across the country are finding themselves harassed online more frequently these days. This may come from dissatisfied customers, aggressive competition or disgruntled employees. Company owners may find that their business is damaged by negative reviews or critical posts. While a large corporation may find these defamatory comments merely bothersome, small businesses often cannot afford the hit to their reputations. In those circumstances, a libel and slander claim may be appropriate.