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Victim Of Cyber bullyingIs it possible to sue when being harassed online?

It can be difficult.

If it is harming you as an individual or as a business, the first thing to do is consult an attorney - that's us.

It is illegal if you are being harassed online and the perpetrator can be prosecuted. 

Making a case, however, may be difficult.  If the perpetrator is posting anonymously, it may be difficult to find their real identity.  This is usually done through trace routing and back tracking their internet address.  To do this, you will need a court order.

Most Internet Providers are reluctant to reveal information about their customers.  When they are given a court order, they are forced to reveal the person associated with the internet address.   Unfortunately, sometimes the particular internet address does not lead to a specific person.  For example, if the person is using a computer at a library or school, it is more difficult to identify a person.  

If it is determined that the bully or perpetrator is in another state, most prosecutors do not force extradition for a misdemeanor charge of harassment.

Filing a lawsuit against the person, is possible; and that is where we help.  You need to determine the cost of the harm to you by pursuing a court case.  For Cyberbullying the unacceptable cost is the emotional damage.  For a business, the cost / harm to your business could be in the millions.

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In any case, the first step is having a court issue an "order of protection."  This act prohibits the person from contact, including electronic contact.   If the person continues, then he could be prosecuted for violation of the court order. 

We can help with this first step.