• Reputation Protection Attorneys

    Reputation Protection Attorneys

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We will assess your circumstance and suggest a course of action. 

When injured a normal reaction is to "get back" at your accuser, bully, stalker, or miscreant.  In order for you to take action you need to know where you stand - legally.

Below are some of the legal issues we work through with you.

Written defamation is called "libel," and spoken defamation is called "slander." Defamation is not a crime, but it is a "tort" (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong). A person who has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming.

What are the elements of a defamation claim?

The following elements must be proven in a defamation claim:
  • a publication by one that is not being defamed
  • a statement was made that is shown to be false
  • that is understood as
    • being of and concerning the plaintiff; and
    • the written defamation is shown to harm the reputation of plaintiff.
If the plaintiff is a public figure, he or she must also prove actual malice.

Other general facts and issues concerning reputation management, cyberbullying and online harassment.

Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.

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All 50 states have bullying laws or policies. Only 34 have laws against cyberbullying. Currently the states that don't have laws against cyberbullying are: Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.