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Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

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How to Remove Search Results Linking to False and Defamatory Content

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Google, Internet Defamation General, Online Reputation
When people want to learn about a product, service, company or professional, they often go straight to the internet. And, unsurprisingly, a large percentage of people are going directly to search engines. According to PwC’s 2015 Total Retail Survey, of the more than 19,000 people the company surveyed worldwide, 56 percent of them indicated the… Continue Reading

Devanney to Lead “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet” Webinar

Posted in Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Internet Defamation General, Webinars
Colleen Devanney, who heads up Vorys’ internet defamation practice, is leading an upcoming online webinar presentation on defamation removal on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:00 ET. The webinar—entitled “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet”–will run approximately 75 minutes. A full course description and registration information for the… Continue Reading

Removing Defamatory Statements From the Internet Using a Court Order

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General
Most businesses and professionals defamed on the internet simply want the false content removed. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to obtain removal, one of which is through a court order. Websites and other entities do not want to be tasked with having to weigh the facts of any situation and make a judgment… Continue Reading

Removal Often the Best Solution for Online Defamation

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
For businesses forced to deal with internet defamation, in our experience, removal of the harmful content is generally the best solution. Solutions are fact-dependent.  However, the longer false content remains online and potential customers or clients, among others, can view it, the more damage it is likely to cause to a business. Thus, to the… Continue Reading

Devanney to Lead Upcoming Webinar on Strategies for Removing Defamation From the Internet

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General, Webinars
On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, Colleen Devanney will lead a webinar, entitled “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet.”  Devanney, who is leading Vorys’ internet defamation practice — will present from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. ET in the webinar hosted by the Clear Law Institute. The webinar is intended for attorneys, who… Continue Reading

Removing Internet Defamation From the Internet: Solutions are Fact-Dependent

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
When it comes to handling internet defamation issues and other online reputation attacks—specifically in terms of removing the content from the internet— the solutions are, in one word: fact-dependent.  There is no other way to describe it. And there is no perfect solution that can be applied to every instance of online defamation.  There are various… Continue Reading

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

Online Reviews: Ten Things You Should Know

Posted in False Reviews, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues, Review Websites, Yelp
Whether you like them or not, it is hard to ignore online reviews. For many businesses, online review pages and ratings are displayed prominently in Google and Bing searches. And many brick and mortar retail stores have “People Love Us on Yelp” stickers displayed on their doors or windows. Speaking of Yelp, according to the… Continue Reading

Why Your Business’s Online Reputation Matters and How to Protect It

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
Executives from top businesses around the world have weighed in. And they have indicated that the top risk for their respective companies is their reputation. In 2013, Deloitte released the results of a survey of 300 top management and board members from across the globe. According to the survey results, reputation became the single greatest strategic… Continue Reading

Google, the United States and the EU ‘Right to Be Forgotten’: Strategies for Removing Harmful Google Search Results

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General, Other Internet Law Issues
In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that individuals have the right to ask Google to remove certain search results about them.  This “Right to Be Forgotten,” as it is popularly known, has led to nearly 290,000 removal requests and counting, with Google evaluating well over a million URLs to date.… Continue Reading

Google Considers Truth, Accuracy for Search Rankings

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamatory Websites, False Reviews, Google, Internet Defamation General
Google has been considering a new search ranking algorithm that factors in trustworthiness, according to a report released by the company this past winter.  Forbes.com contributor Daniel Newman recently fleshed this concept out in a June 30 column. From an internet defamation/defamation removal perspective, this potential new way of Google ranking content makes for an interesting discussion.  Certainly at… Continue Reading

Google to Remove ‘Revenge Porn’ Images From its Search Results

Posted in Google, Other Internet Law Issues, Revenge Porn
It will not solve the problem. But Google is taking a positive step when it comes to revenge porn, hoping to mitigate the harm it is causing  victims, particularly women.  On Friday, a Google executive announced that the company will soon consider removal requests of the harmful images appearing in Google’s search results. In a June 19,… Continue Reading

How to Remove False and Defamatory Pissed Consumer Reviews

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Pissed Consumer, Review Websites
Pissed Consumer – branded as a “premier consumer advocacy group” – is home to countless online reviews and complaints about businesses across dozens of industries.  For many small- and medium-sized businesses, false and defamatory reviews on Pissed Consumer can be quite harmful. Fortunately for these businesses and business owners, Pissed Consumer does offer removal options for… Continue Reading

How to Remove Defamatory News Articles from the Internet

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
Negative media coverage has always posed a challenge for businesses and professionals.  Given the current internet landscape and the ability of articles to spread quickly through social media, businesses must be especially active in trying to deal with bad publicity.  A defamatory news article can be readily available online for years and rank highly on… 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

Businesses Should Create ‘Web Assets’ to Help Protect Against Online Reputation Attacks

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
Businesses are best equipped to handle online reputation attacks if they take steps upfront to protect their reputations; take preventative measures to try to thwart or limit attacks; and plan out how to address attacks if (or when) they really do occur. Considering today’s internet landscape and current U.S. laws (such as the First Amendment and… 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

Hotel Warns Against Negative Reviews, Receives Flood of 1-star Ratings

Posted in Online Reputation, Travel & Hospitality
Being open to honest feedback and encouraging consumers to voice their opinions is not a terrible thing for businesses — even if that includes some negative or constructive criticism.  What a business should not do is enact a policy or take some other action to discourage people from posting negative reviews. And a hotel in New… Continue Reading

How In-House Counsel Can Help Shape Their Companies’ Reputations

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Competitor Defamation, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General, Online Reputation
Company reputations today are largely dictated by what is posted on the internet, both about the companies themselves and their executives. Gone are the days where reputation is based on building up and maintaining goodwill with consumers over time. As Jennifer Evans, Chief Risk Officer at ANZ, was quoted in a Deloitte report, “reputations built… Continue Reading

Top European Court: Google Must Delete ‘Irrelevant’ Links Upon Requests From Users

Posted in Google, Other Internet Law Issues
On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that, in certain cases, Google must honor user requests to delete links to personal information that are irrelevant or not in the public’s interest. The ruling came in a case involving a Spanish man that complained in 2010 that a Google search of his name led… Continue Reading

Improper Arrests Can Cause Major Reputational Harm

Posted in Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
According to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, an arrest is defined as the “use of legal authority to deprive someone of his or her freedom of movement.” An arrest is not, however, a proof of a conviction. Arrestees are often found not guilty. Sometimes the charges are dropped. But in today’s society, a person’s innocence… Continue Reading

How to Remove Defamatory Reviews from Yelp

Posted in Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Yelp
Based on third quarter data from 2013, more than one-in-five Yelp reviews earned two or fewer stars on the website’s five-star scale. Of the website’s 47 million reviews, 13 percent earned one-star reviews, while posters gave eight percent two-star reviews. This is not to say that the majority of underwhelming reviews may not be warranted. But… 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