Popular Questions From Our Clients
- Internet Defamation is a false allegation or remark that is either printed or given to a third party. These publications or statements are intended to cause harm to an individual’s reputation. Furthermore, internet defamation involves misleading comments about a person or a company. Internet defamation happens in many forms such as online reviews, social media websites, as well as blog articles.
Defamation is a state lawsuit, and so the lawful elements of the claim vary by state. However, commonly, there are 7 elements:
- The statement to a third party reference of information
- A statement of fact
- That is of or concerning the plaintiff
- That is misleading, false or a lie
- That is defamatory, libelous, or slanderous
- That was made either negligently or with genuine resentment
- That caused infliction to your reputation or business.
In addition to suppression, there is always a possibility for outright removal when it comes to defamatory content online.
Court orders are the most popular approach when working to combat negative defamatory information.
First, our team must obtain and submit a court order explaining why that post or photo is defamatory.
Next, in addition to filing with the court, a copy of the court order is sent to the webmaster who owns that specific website.
Although nearly all websites are protected under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) most will comply with a removal request granted we provide sufficient information.
If our team can prove the post is indeed defamatory and we obtain legal proceedings that match. Google will most likely remove the content in question.
This results in Google removing that particular website from being indexed within the search results. Essentially, nobody will ever see that on Google again.