Posts Tagged ‘ online defamation ’

Homeonline defamation

KwikChex participates in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio programme “Burned by Online Reviews”. KwikChex mentioned on CBC website – https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/ontario/ontario-today/ Link to podcast for CBC radio programme “Burned by Online Reviews” – https://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ontariotoday_20150911_81823.mp3. KwikChex on between 25.54 and 34.44.

Credits: Above the Law By: Matthew Adams Online posts often enjoy an anonymity that lures people into a false sense of security. Coupled with the inherently impersonal nature of the internet, the impact from user generated online content can be devastating to a business. A word of caution is due to the unscrupulous business that […]

Credits: The Independent By: Adam Withnall Clearer guidelines from the Government are needed so that people know when they can and cannot be prosecuted over “revenge porn”, social media “trolling” and other indecent material posted online, a Lords committee has said. The trend of “revenge porn” involves people uploading explicit videos and images of former […]

Credits: London Loves Business By: Shruti Tripathi Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins is suing Yelp for “defamatory and disgusting” reviews about the company. The London-based plumbing company complained to Yelp about five reviews which were subsequently removed by the San Francisco-based website. However, Mullins has taken issue with two other reviews Yelp has refused to […]

Credits: Digital Pulse PWC By: Patrick Stafford It’s hard to deny the power of online reviews isn’t continuing to grow – judging by the backlash of businesses which feel they have suffered at the hands of fraudulent reviews. Above excerpts and read the full article on www.digitalpulse.pwc.com.au

As predicted, moves to use the supposed ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling made by the European Court of Justice to remove personal and unwanted search results have started.      The BBC have reported that amongst the new requests are applications from a paedophile, an ex politician and a doctor wanting to remove negative reviews […]

Credits: BBC News By: Jane Wakefield Google has received fresh takedown requests after a European court ruled that an individual could force it to remove “irrelevant and outdated” search results, the BBC has learned. An ex-politician seeking re-election has asked to have links to an article about his behaviour in office removed. A man convicted of […]

Credits: Saint Peters Blog By: Rick Outzen ‘A Philadelphia judge has ordered the owners of Philly.com to disclose the identity of a person who posted a comment online calling the plaintiff a pedophile.’ Above excerpts and read the full article on www.saintpetersblog.com

Credits: The Washington Times By: Joe Hadeed Back in 1955, when a customer brought a rug to Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, it would be hand-cleaned in my family’s driveway. Today, we still clean carpets with the same care and attention, but we’ve grown quite a lot over the decades, and now serve more than 30,000 residential […]

Credits: Cincinnati.com By: Jeffrey Layne Blevins ‘Truth and responsibility may matter again in online defamation cases after a recent U.S. District Court decision in Eastern Kentucky. For too long the anonymity afforded to third-party posters and the broad immunity provided to online operators has fed an untruthful and irresponsible environment for online dialogue. No one […]

Credits: Western Telegraph Pembrokeshire County Council has been accused of ‘going backwards’ after it stopped publishing certain planning documents online for fear of potential defamation claims. Since January 30th, third party representations on planning applications are no longer posted online to avoid the authority publishing “defamatory material”. Above excerpts and read the full article: https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk […]

Credits: BBC News ‘Fair-trade officials in Taiwan are looking into reports that Samsung paid people to criticise rival HTC online. Samsung is alleged to have hired students to post negative comments about phones made by Taiwan’s HTC. If found guilty of engaging in “false advertising”, Samsung and its local agent could face fines of up […]

Credits: Irishtimes.com By: PAMELA NEWENHAM ‘Social media sites and users need to smarten up their act as libel cases are being taken and won Social media is arguably the most powerful form of communication in the world. In recent years news and information has spread quicker through Facebook and Twitter than any traditional media method. […]

For the original article click here: https://www.kwikchex.com/2012/09/asa-ruling-re-mantrav Mantrav Fail in Attempt to Sue for Online Defamation Malcolm Hardy, the owner of the Mantrav International business attempted to sue several people in the UK High Court recently, alleging defamation, claiming damages of £150,000 and seeking injunctions to prevent people mentioning his name or that of Mantrav […]

Credits: thestar.com By: David Graham ‘Katz, 42, posted two negative reviews on restaurantthing. com — the first time she’d ever written an online review — about her unsatisfactory dining experience at Mambo Nuevo Latino restaurant in Ottawa’s ByWard Market.’ ‘That should have been the end of it. Instead, Mambo’s 41-year-old owner Marisol Simoes retaliated by unleashing […]

Credits: The Australian By: Claire Connelly “AN Australian man has won a landmark defamation case against Google after images of him were published alongside gangland figures including drug baron Tony Mokbel. The man – who has lived in Australia for 42 years also claimed that a Google search for his name brought up stories about […]

Credits: BBC News ‘A regional judge has ordered the arrest of Google’s president in Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, after the company failed to take down YouTube videos. Authorities say the videos are slanderous towards a candidate running in a city’s election for mayor. The judge ordered the removal of the videos last week, but […]

Credits: Business Insider By: Max Nisen ‘When you search for a product or service online, one of the first things you’ll come across are ratings and reviews. The more impressive a company’s rating, the higher it’ll appear on a Google search. And the competition in this space is fierce — which is why there’s been […]

Credits: Lawyers.com By: Sylvia Hsieh ‘A student won a $4.5 million civil lawsuit against a former state attorney who defamed him online, followed him and his friends and showed up at his home several times.’ ‘Back in 2010, after Chris Armstrong became the first openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan, a website […]

Credits: CBSDenver.com By: Brian Maass ‘A Centennial-based anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Gesquiere, has filed a civil lawsuit against a former patient, Joanna Putman, claiming her online venting amounted to libel that damaged his reputation and his business.’ “My advice to anyone thinking of posting a negative review, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a bad experience […]

Credits: San Francisco Chronicle By: Chronicle Columnist ‘Internet users who post personal information are finding stalkers can use it as a tool for harassment.’ ‘Carla Franklin landed on a Facebook page created under her name. She was shocked to see her own image staring back, a swimsuit photo from her earlier days as a model. […]

Credits: Mail Online By: Dominique Jackson ‘That is why we should give a cautious welcome to Justice Secretary Ken Clarke’s new proposals to oblige internet service providers to unmask the online bullies who are using their websites to post defamatory messages so that innocent victims do not need to resort to costly legal action to […]

Credits: Lexology By: Max Windich, Manches LLP ‘The recent case of McGrath and MCG Productions Ltd v Dawkins and others highlights the risks run and precautions to be taken by website operators in relation to their site’s content. Uniquely, the case also opens up the possibility of website operators being held liable not only for content hosted on […]

The team at KwikChex is always delighted when we restore rightful reputation and score another victory against online defamation and malice. When our clients and their families are put in danger and don’t get the response they should from online publishers, it makes it even more rewarding. That’s why we appreciated receiving the following words […]

Google removes ‘paedophile’ claim on review website Credits: BBC News By Claire Marshall BBC News Midlands correspondent “A business owner accused in a Google review of being a paedophile and a thief has said he is delighted that the search giant has removed the entry.” “He (Chris Emmins of KwikChex) called for Google, Tripadvisor and […]

Loading posts...
Sort Gallery
Enter your email here

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.