Does Deletion of a Word in an Allegedly Libelous Internet Post Constitute Republication in San Diego and Los Angeles?

When is a change in an internet blog post or content considered republication in San Diego or Los Angeles?  Defendants in libel cases may view with interest a legal tactic that raises an issue of first-impression (never decided) in California. In the case, the plaintiff sued the defendant over an alleged, three-year old libel in an online business review. Because …

What Constitutes Defamation in San Diego?

What constitutes defamation in San Diego and what can you do if someone has harmed your reputation or business through slander or libel?  Generally speaking, defamation occurs when a false or untrue written or spoken statement damages your personal reputation or your business.  When a person suffers disparagement or the defamation of their character they usually are forced to endure …

Minimum Contacts: In Los Angeles or San Diego, Can You Sue Someone Posting on the Internet From another state for Libel or Slander?

Many prospective clients ask me a very reasonable question. “I’m in Los Angeles. Can I sue an Internet poster of damaging, defamatory statements about me who lives in Chicago? In 2015, a California Court of Appeals responded. The court considered a California plaintiff suing Illinois defendants for libel based on public Facebook statements. The court ruled: [An Illinois resident] “…posting …