Threatening to Publish a Bad Review Unless You’re Paid Money Can Be a Criminal Act of Extortion that Gets You Sued in Colorado

Section 18-3-207, Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) is titled “Criminal extortion–aggravated extortion.” This statute criminalizes threats to harm another’s reputation under some circumstances. People who are tempted to make such threats, to pressure others into paying them money, should avoid doing … Continue reading

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Using Civil RICO Statutes to Sue for Internet Extortion

Prospective clients regularly contact our firm asking for our help with the following scenario, one we categorize as extortion by threat of Internet defamation. A former customer, client, girlfriend, boyfriend, family member, spouse, independent contractor, employee, business partner, or business competitor … Continue reading

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