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What qualifies as defamation?

Monday, August 12th 2019 9:26 am
David Pierce, Defamation Lawyer
I had to terminate an employee earlier this year for a number of performance issues, many of which relate to gossip and inappropriate conversations with fellow employees and all of which are well...

Libel and Slander: Do blogs count?

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 7:04 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins
If you think blogs are out of control during elections, you are not alone. There are certainly many attacks against candidates in online journals, according to Joe Veenstra, a Johns, Flaherty...

Five steps to avoid online defamation

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 7:14 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins
A generation ago, members of the press were pretty much the only people who had to worry about issues like defamation and libel. But with the explosion of social media in recent years, virtually...

Do you have unlimited free speech?

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 2:04 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, Consumer Lawyers La Crosse WI
Don’t expect the First Amendment to give you cover for anything and everything you might say or write.
The Amendment bans Congress from making a law “abridging the freedom of speech,” but there are limits.  

Should you worry about online reviews?

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 2:07 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, Litigation Attorneys La Crosse WI
A customer writes a negative online review about your restaurant. Should you sue? Should the customer worry about a lawsuit?
“There is nothing unlawful or wrong about commenting about a company or a product if you write the truth,” said attorney Cheryl Gill. “If it is truthful, it is not actionable. You...