Defamation Law

Protecting your Reputation from Online Attacks

Presented by: Dorothy Charach

Reading defamatory remarks about yourself or your business, particularly when they affect your professional reputation, is an incredibly stressful experience. As social media and rating websites continue to increase in popularity, it is an unfortunate reality that not all online feedback will be positive or, more importantly, true.

In this lecture, Dorothy will share her experience launching a defamation claim on behalf of a physician who was defamed repeatedly on RateMDs.com, succeeding on summary judgment, and upholding the decision on appeal. Dorothy will explain the legal elements of defamation and will share some possible strategies to explore when experiencing cyber libel.