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Australian Court: Google Liable as Secondary Publisher in Internet Defamation Case

Posted in Cases & Court Decisions, Defamation Removal, Google, Other Internet Law Issues, Ripoff Report
Last week, Justice Malcom Blue of the Supreme Court of South Australia ordered Google to pay $100,000 (AUD) in damages (plus interest) in a landmark internet defamation case. Several weeks earlier, the Supreme Court of South Australia handed down an unprecedented judgment against Google in a multi-year legal battle that originally arose out of Ripoff… Continue Reading

Federal Court Rules Against Ripoff Report in CDA Case

Posted in Cases & Court Decisions, Communications Decency Act, False Reviews, Internet Defamation General, Review Websites, Ripoff Report
Past victims of false Ripoff Report postings will be pleased with the recent rulings out of the United Stated District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division. In a case in which a Utah-based company and individual sued Xcentric Ventures, LLC – the parent company of Ripoff Report – the court denied Xcentric Ventures’… Continue Reading

How to Deal With a Ripoff Report Post That Appears on Another Website

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Ripoff Report
Victims of false and defamatory reviews on Ripoff Report should be aware that many of these reviews are popping up elsewhere online.  More specifically, it appears that other lesser-established websites are copying the text from recent Ripoff Report posts and publishing them verbatim on their own sites.  Thus, businesses must continue to be watchful of… Continue Reading

How to Remove URLs from Google after Obtaining a Court Order

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General, Ripoff Report
In several previous blog posts, we have mentioned obtaining court orders with the aim of getting links to harmful content, such as Ripoff Report posts, de-indexed from search engines.  What we have not yet written about is how to use a court order to get links removed from Google. In short, this entails using Google’s Legal… Continue Reading

How to Subpoena Ripoff Report to Identify ‘Anonymous’ Posters

Posted in Complaint Websites, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Ripoff Report
Countless businesses and business owners have fallen victim to false and defamatory posts on Ripoff Report.  While RipoffReport.com states that the website requires truthful reports, the website also “does not guarantee” the accuracy or authenticity of the content submitted by its registered users. Given the current internet landscape, which includes the Communications Decency Act (which… Continue Reading

Arizona Appellate Court: Republication of Alleged Internet Defamation Restarts Statute of Limitations

Posted in Cases & Court Decisions, Internet Defamation General, Ripoff Report
On Aug. 19, 2014, an Arizona appellate court ruled that republication of allegedly libelous remarks on the internet restarted the clock on the state’s one year statute of limitations for defamation. Specifically, Phoenix’s Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in the case that the defendants’ rebuttals to a pair of Ripoff Report posts allowed plaintiffs to pursue… Continue Reading

Removal of Ripoff Report Posts from Search Engines Remains Best Option

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Ripoff Report
It is well-documented on our blog that Ripoff Report has a strict policy against removing content. Not if the author of a post has expressed a willingness to retract his or her statements. And not even if presented with a court order indicating a particular post contains false and defamatory content. Under the current Communications Decency Act,… Continue Reading

Ripoff Report Removal Strategies: How to Deal with False and Damaging Ripoff Report Posts

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Ripoff Report
Everyone has heard the saying “the customer is always right.” Taken a bit out of context, this seems to ring true on consumer complaint website Ripoff Report – even when one of its users is completely in the wrong, by posting false and defamatory information about a business. In its attempt to give a voice… Continue Reading