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  • Losing Business Because of Online Defamation: Fake Accounts
      by HG.org

    The loss of business interactions, clients, accounts and revenue is all possible when someone creates a fake social media account and issues negative comments and feedback. Because of this it may be necessary to seek legal action against the perpetrator for compensation or another remedy through the use of a lawyer.

  • Expert Witness Testimony in Defamation Cases
      by HG.org

    Defamation complications affect both standard persons and celebrities, and it is difficult to undo the damage simple words or print may cause to these individuals. When a defamation case is complicated and difficult to understand, an expert witness is hired to unravel the mystery and explain the relevant details to the courtroom.

  • Legality of Posting Online Reviews of Products
      by HG.org

    Posting online reviews for products or to inform consumers about the website is a legal gray area in general. However, if these reviews are from the company, family or friends of the business or fake, this is considered a violation per the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Using an Expert Witness to Establish Damages in Business Defamation Case
      by HG.org

    If defamation has occurred against a business, it may take steps to recover damages for the harm done to its reputation. An expert witness may be able to provide information about the availability of damages and the extent of damages. This information may be shared with the business as part of a consultation or as testimony provided during court.

  • Handling Online Defamation of Physicians

    With the growth of online review websites, physicians nationwide face an increasing risk of unwarranted defamation. No one wants to hear disparaging remarks about them. When statements are false and have a negative impact on a physician’s practice, the remarks are especially troubling.

  • Disparagement Law, the Patriot Act and the Food Industry
      by HG.org

    The United State Patriot Act was implemented to prevent and counteract terrorism in the country. Law enforcement officers and agencies are provided more power to patrol and protect national citizens in efforts to take down and eliminate threats.

  • Disparagement Law and Your Reviews on the Internet
      by HG.org

    Congress has decreed even though disparagement laws protect businesses from statements that may harm profits and revenue, the individual is able to post negative feedback online or in print when the information is truthful and valid. This may be accomplished for any product, service, provider and similar item no matter if an agreement was signed which prohibits the person from speaking up in this manner.

  • Expert Witnesses in Business Defamation Cases Explain Extent of Damages
      by HG.org

    Defamation may not always be applied to business transactions, clients or customers, but even companies may be affected by false statements. When a single person is the victim of defamation, he or she may have his or her reputation negatively impacted. In some situations, this may lead to economic and financial difficulties.

  • Is There Such a Thing as a Federal Defamation Claim?
      by HG.org

    Defamation cases are often either clearly obvious or difficult to determine. There are a number of elements that must be proven in court for a defamation case to be successful in the United States. Certain facts about the victim must have either been published or broadcast in some manner. This may also include false statements provided in the same way.

  • Unwanted Facebook Pictures: Has My Privacy Been Invaded?
      by HG.org

    The digital world of the electronic age is rife with invasions of privacy, identity theft and various instances of crime. There are many situations where someone finds his or her picture online posted to Facebook.


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