Defamation and the #metoo movement (Part II)

This fall marks two years since the #metoo hashtag went viral, sparking a broader movement and national conversation on sexual harassment and assault. This summer, we noted that with the rise in sexual harassment and misconduct claims also came a … Continue reading

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Update: Sarah Palin v. New York Times

A federal appeals court decided Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times can move forward. Although the decision came out of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, the lawsuit’s roots stretch back to 2011 in … Continue reading

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Sandmann Defamation Case against Washington Post Dismissed

Approximately five months after it was filed, a $250 million defamation suit against the Washington Post was dismissed. The opinion and order dismissing the case are available online. The plaintiff, Nicholas Sandmann, was part of a group of high school … Continue reading

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Update on Sandy Hook Father’s Defamation Lawsuits

Recently, there were major developments in defamation lawsuits brought by family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. Leonard Pozner is the father of a six-year-old student, Noah, who died in the massacre. Mr. Pozner filed … Continue reading

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Defamation and the #metoo movement

For the past two years, the #metoo and #TimesUp movements have seen increased media coverage of allegations of harassment and abuses of power. The rise in public allegations of serious misconduct comes with a rise in defamation suits against the … Continue reading

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Ways Colorado Lawyers May Respond Ethically and Publically to Negative Online Client Reviews

As more consumers post reviews of businesses online, more businesses are engaging reviewers and using the reviews as a form of business marketing. It is more common than ever to see business owners directly respond to reviewers, thanking reviewers for … Continue reading

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How to Handle a Bad Online Review

Part 1: Thinking before you act You run a small business. You have a social media presence with some followers, but you’re not a celebrity with millions of people following your accounts. Your business has a page on a few … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Sign Here Petitions LLC v. Chavez

A recent decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals stated that the superior court “must act as gatekeeper protecting the right to free speech from meritless litigation to avoid a chilling effect on free expression.” In Sign Here Petitions LLC … Continue reading

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What are the Communications Decency Act’s Limits?

Like fake news stories, fake consumer reviews mislead trusting readers, decrease market competition, and devalue the businesses and individuals the fake reviews attack. You’ve heard the Russian proverb President Ronald Reagan popularized: trust but verify. When it comes to consumer … Continue reading

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The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

Every day it seems more consumers rely on and create online reviews for products and services businesses offer. Individuals might search for reviews on sites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor or through Google before they buy a product or book … Continue reading

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