Lawyers Sue Ex-Paralegal | Online Defamation Law Suits

Posted by admin | March 31st, 2011

The Internet is a major source for information these days, especially about businesses with which individuals have never worked. Plastic surgeons, psychologists, medical doctors, and lawyers are just a couple of the professionals whose livelihoods depend upon positive results popping up when people plug their names or practices into Google. This case, involving lawyers and an ex-Paralegal, is a pretty interesting one.


The Bellaire law firm Weston & Associates and name partner Michael Weston are seeking $1.25 million for the review posted at Citysearch.com, Texas Lawyer reports. The defendants are the one-time paralegal, Amber Williams, and her husband, Jon, both Houston residents.


The suit claims Amber Williams was fired for insubordination in November 2010 after less than a month on the job, according to the Texas Lawyer story.


Citysearch.com already removed the review, but Weston & Associates is apparently still seeking the massive amounts of damages. This is a legitimate case, don’t let the oddness of it scare you away. It will be an interesting one to watch develop, it could have major repercussions for reputation management efforts–anyone who gets updates on the case, leave news in the comments section.


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Court Protects Online Reputation | Online Defamation Law Suits

Posted by admin | March 10th, 2011

Online defamation is a charge that is being taken more seriously by many courts. Some would say that we are lucky that the courts are deciding the issue, rather than congress, since the courts seem to be making good decisions at the moment and the last time congress made a good decision…well…it’s just better if the courts handle it, that’s the point. A former CEO in Indianapolis is suing a local news channel’s website in order to ascertain the identity of his anonymous detractors–and the court ruled in his favor.


The defamation suit filed by Jeffrey Miller, former chief executive of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, targets online statements that allege, among other things, that he “most likely” committed a criminal act and is “the most greedy man I’ve ever known,” the Indianapolis Star reports in a separate story.


It is tough enough, as is, to maintain a decent online reputation without having to worry about people intentionally scarring your reputation anonymously.


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