An experienced Cincinnati social media defamation attorney and Libel lawyer reviews online libel, slander and Ohio libel lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide
Successful Ohio libel lawsuits typically involve publishing an untrue statement that causes injury and damage to a person’s reputation. The Lyon Firm can represent victims and seek compensation and punitive damages for plaintiffs—those who have been defamed and are victims of libel or slander. Generally to have a good chance of winning Ohio libel lawsuits, plaintiffs must prove the following:
- That the defendant published or broadcasted an untrue statement
- That the statement is completely or partially false
- That they were harmed (emotionally and by reputation, personally or professionally) by the statement
Social Media Defamation & Ohio Libel Lawsuits
Posting defamatory statements, doctored photos or other materials on the Internet can be both unethical and unlawful. Posting mistruths on social media can be particularly damaging to a personal or professional reputation, and victims may be able to file Ohio defamation lawsuits and recover compensation for the harm it caused.
Because some postings are difficult to trace, it may require contacting a social media defamation attorney and experts to investigate the source of the statements. The issues can very complex because the Web sites themselves cannot be held liable for the information posted about individuals or companies. If you are a victim of social media defamation or online defamation, The Lyon Firm may be able to trace the source of untrue statements and take legal action on a plaintiff’s behalf.
What is Libel? What is Slander?
Libel is the written form of defamation, and a victim’s reputation is compromised through written statements.
Slander is oral defamation by which one damages another’s reputation with spoken statements.
In both cases, Ohio libel lawsuits must prove the statement in question is false, and that the statement caused real damage. In most situations, damages related to one’s personal or professional reputation must be numerated. Statements worthy of taking legal action can include those regarding sexual misconduct, or those regarding financial responsibility that can affect business. However, any statement can be construed as defamatory if it is made with malice and meant to cause public harm.
Ohio Libel Lawsuits & Social Media Defamation Attorney
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to protecting the privacy of its clients. Any form of slander, libel or defamation can result in invasion of privacy lawsuits and settlements to compensate for loss of business or harm to character.
If you have been a target of slander, libel or social media defamation, and have questions about the legal options available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio social media defamation attorney, and he will answer critical questions regarding Ohio libel lawsuits.