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Woman wins stunning defamation settlement

Social media can often become a feeding ground for strong opinions and escalating disagreements. Without boundaries, people may instigate large groups of followers from Ohio or across the world to join a movement or support a cause. They may also wage their private battles in the open for others to witness and take sides. In another state, two women took their deteriorating business relationship to social media, and one of them allegedly crossed the line into defamation.

Frank Ocean's father sues him for defamation

Fame and fortune can take a toll on relationships, and for many celebrities, family disputes are played out for the general public in Ohio and the rest of the country. After one performer took his personal grievances to the internet, he seems to have stirred up some long-held animosity with his father. The two are now embroiled in a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit.

When child's online photo is misused attorney may be of help

Each day people post a wide variety of images online. Once there, it is possible someone will take that image and use it in a way you never intended. Not only can that be frustrating and annoying, it can also be embarrassing or even dangerous. There are laws in place to help people have their images removed from sites that show pornography and other problematic areas of the internet. One issue with images that poses an even more serious problem, though, is the misuse of the images of children. Whether they are used in a vulgar way or simply posted without permission, if you are a parent you should know there are things you can do to have the images removed.

Revenge porn defamation is a fast-growing problem

When a person in Ohio wants to get even with someone, he or she may look for a way to hurt that person without doing physical harm. More frequently, people are turning to revenge porn as a way to lash out at someone with whom they are having a dispute. Revenge porn is when someone posts nude or sexually explicit pictures or videos of a person without the person knowing or giving permission. One woman reportedly suffered this type of defamation from a surprising source.

Fake news may lead to more defamation lawsuits

Apparently, the news isn't always true. In recent years, a growing number of anchor people have embellished the news or made it up completely. With the past election, fake news exploded on social media as supporters of each side attempted to discredit the opposition. However, the rise of fake news stories is bringing with it a rise in defamation lawsuits as people in Ohio and across the country fight to protect something that is nearly impossible to rebuild once lost: a reputation.

James Woods' defamation suit takes a surprising turn

If anyone knows what it's like to have lies spread about them, it is celebrities. TV actors, movie stars and musicians. They receive a daily dose of tabloid defamation, and many have learned to take it as part of the job. However, now and then a celebrity fights back, and sometimes that battle brings a significant victory for people -- whether in Ohio or another part of the country.

Sites allow defamation so they can charge for its removal

The Ripoff Report is an internet site which allows consumers in Ohio and across the country to post anonymous complaints when they are unhappy with a product, a service or a business. Because of the site's indexing practices, those complaints often show up in Google searches for those businesses. Despite numerous lawsuits for defamation, the site's owners zealously defend their right to free speech and often refuse to remove posts unless they are paid to do so.