Removing Internet Defamation
Defaming Your Business is Not Free Speech. It is Illegal.
You’ve been defamed on the Internet and your sales are plummeting. You assumed it would eventually go away, but it just seems to get worse. You cringe every time you Google your name, hoping the defamatory review will fall to the second page, but it doesn’t. What do you do?
Hutcherson Law is Here to Help.
Reputation is critical in the world of business; and when your reputation is at stake, it could mean the end of your business. Whether it’s from a disgruntled former employee or an unscrupulous competitor, one negative post about your personal life or your business can cause severe damage. With advanced technology and the Internet at our fingertips, it’s important to ensure that your business is not suffering from Internet defamation, which appears in various forms:
One business making false statements about another
Publicly slandering a person or business’s reputation
False statements causing provable damage
False statements left on social media or business review sites
Hutcherson Law has extensive experience in the field of defamation lawsuits, and has successfully obtained the removal of over one thousand webpages from Google’s search index.
Our primary strategy is to obtain a court order against the author of the defamatory statements. Google has a history of honoring such court orders by removing the defamatory webpages from their search results. Using this technique among others, we have obtained the removal of defamatory webpages from the Google search index for websites such as Ripoff Report, Complaints Board, Pissed Consumer, Yelp, the Better Business Bureau, Blogger, and many more.
If you are experiencing a crisis in your business due to defamation,
here is what you need to know:
1. Relief is possible, but you can only get it by obtaining a court order. This requires the help of an Internet law firm like Hutcherson Law.
2. Time is critical. Each state has a statute of limitations to file a defamation lawsuit. This deadline to file varies between one and three years. For most states, it is only one year from the date of the first publication. The faster you act, the better.
3. It is possible to identify anonymous authors who defamed you. Hutcherson Law does that by analyzing contextual evidence, issuing subpoenas to websites and Internet service providers, and using forensic linguistic experts.
4. You should immediately start accumulating evidence. Print out webpages with the defamatory postings and keep evidence of how you have been harmed. This may prove important in the lawsuit down the road.
When defamation appears online, it is not free speech; it is illegal. Defamation is illegal and you may be entitled to recover monetary damages from the person who defamed you.
Consider defamation a virtual attack. Just as a person cannot walk up to you on the street and hit you, they cannot attack you online. The right to free speech has its limitations, and you have your right to protect your reputation from false and disparaging attacks.
Your Name Matters. Your Business Matters.
You are not powerless against Internet defamation. Contact the defamation attorneys at Hutcherson Law about your options to eradicate the wrongdoings of a few malicious individuals, so you can get your good reputation back.
Hutcherson Law’s defamation attorneys fight against those who intentionally destroy the reputations of good people and good business. Contact us today to learn how what you can do about Internet defamation.