Internet Defamation Gets Noticed

Too many bloggers are unaware of the dangers they face when they write a new post or comment on another blog.  For reasons I’ve discussed before, bloggers mistakenly believe that all speech is protected by the First Amendment, when in fact several forms of speech are not, including defamation as an example. This is why […]

Top 5 Internet Defamation Law Blogs

Even though things have been going really well here at the California Defamation Law Blog, I even realize that there are plenty of other good blogs about internet defamation out there, and, only a limited number of people interested in learning about defamation.  This has been a worry of mine for some time now. But […]

5 Ways To Avoid Being Sued On Your Blog

"Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property." -Jean de la Bruyere Most lawsuits are avoidable and unnecessary. The key is to adopt a strategy that decreases the likelihood that you will be sued, and if you are sued, increases your chances of prevailing. For bloggers, this […]

Bloggers Under Siege in Los Angeles With Defamation Lawsuits

It’s rough out here in Los Angeles for bloggers who report on the practices of real estate companies and mortgage lenders! According to a story in the L.A. times, entitled, “R.E. Blogs Under Attack,” Mortgage Lender Implode-o-meter, and Blown Mortgage have been sued recently in Los Angeles County for defamation. The California Defamation Law Blog […]