Liability of websites for defamation

Posted Posted in Defamation, First Amendment, General, Libel & Slander, Litigation

QUESTION: Can you obtain a judgment or an injunction against an interactive computer service obtaining damages or enjoining it to remove defamatory statements from its website?   SHORT ANSWER: NO not if the website is merely an interactive computer service providing a platform for third parties to post information and statements.   Analysis:   Congress […]

Summary of defamation, slander & libel in Virginia

Posted Posted in Libel & Slander, Negligence, Personal Injury Law

Summary of defamation, slander & libel in Virginia.   Overview:  Slander, defamation and libel are all treated the same in Virginia. Defamation is a false statement of fact published or communicated to another person that causes injury to the reputation of the subject of the statement. The false statement must be a false statement of […]