Your reputation – which you spent decades building up – can be severely damaged in seconds by someone you never met and who has never used your products or services.
In the digital age, one click of a button can change your life. Did you know that:
- A competitor can set up a website using a domain name similar to your company’s name and make anonymous postings about your company?
- Message boards and review sites with high search engine optimization can be the source of false “complaints” against your company and have a higher ranking than your own company’s website?
- Someone trying to ruin your reputation can create a “sucks” website aimed at doing so anonymously?
There are preemptive actions you can take to prevent online defamation and harassment. In addition, if you have been the subject of online defamation or harassment, there are things you can do.
Rooting out defamation is not always so easy, however. Sometimes, an investigation is needed to determine who is responsible for posting the defamatory information and more often than not, websites are unwilling to pull down content posted by their users – even under the threat of a lawsuit.
Centre’s Capabilities and Experience
Centre’s attorneys have been contacted by celebrities and businesses of all sizes to help solve their online defamation problems and understand the roadblocks that one faces when trying to eliminate defamation. For example, Centre’s attorneys have:
- Advised well-known celebrities regarding their internet defamation issues;
- Advised businesses regarding defamation issues on “review” websites such as Yelp.com and dedicated “sucks” websites;
- Helped businesses remove unfavorable listings from “review” websites;
- Advised a company subject to online defamation by unions; and
- Brought suit on behalf of companies large and small regarding defamation of their hard-earned reputations.
Please contact Eric S. Crusius, Esq. via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (703) 288-2800 should you have any questions.