Do I Need a Defamation Lawyer?
Defamation lawyers know defamation can occur in two forms, libel (written) and slander (spoken). Traditionally, defamation has is a false statement of fact that is published about a person and causes damages. The statement can be published on the internet, in newspapers, or on posters. Published also means verbally. As New York Defamation lawyers, we fight international cases, national cases, and of course, cases in New York
New York Defamation Lawyers
In order to sue someone for defamation, a Plaintiff must prove:
- A false and defamatory statement of fact;
- Regarding the plaintiff
- Which is published to a third party; and which
- Results in injury to plaintiff.”
Defamation has long been recognized to arise from the making of a false statement which tends to expose the plaintiff to public contempt, ridicule, aversion or disgrace, or induce an evil opinion of him in the minds of right-thinking persons, and to deprive him of their friendly intercourse in society.
Frequently Asked Questions
Suing for Defamation
Where Do I Sue For Defamation?
You can sue for defamation in both state and federal court.
Who Can I Sue For Defamation?
You can always sue the author of the defamatory statement or the person who spread the lies. Most of the times, you are not able to sue the website who hosts the defamatory statements.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Defamation?
Every state has a different statute of limitations. However, most states only allow you to sue one year from the date the statement was made.
How do I Obtain a Court Order?
Contact us to help you obtain a court order to remove content.
What is Defamation?
Does it matter where the defamation is posted?
This is a tough question. It depends on what words are being used. However, internet defamation and defamation on the internet can both be used to start a lawsuit.
What is Libel?
Libel is another term of written defamation, such as on websites and in newspapers.
What is Slander?
Slander is spoken defamation.
Damages for Defamation
What Type of Damages Can I Get?
Damages vary in every case, but if you win, you are entitled to money and possibly a court order removing the websites.
Can I get remove a website?
We work hard to obtain court orders to have websites removed by the person that published them.
Can I get a Court Order?
In order to receive a court order, you need to file a lawsuit.
DS&A's Focus As Defamation Lawyers
Our defamation lawyers file a significant amount of libel and slander cases in New York. We know this area and we spend almost all of our time sharpening our skills to make sure we are the best defamation lawyers.
We are not afraid. Our firm has sued the biggest companies in the world in defamation cases. We sue for information and we sue for damages. Below is a small sampling of the companies we have started legal proceedings against:
- America Online
DS&A's Cases in the News
As top defamation cases, our cases are often featured in local, international, and national news outlets.
Below are some of our cases that have been featured.