false police report
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Is filing a false police report defamation? (Qualified privilege in Florida)

This is a question I get asked with relative frequency.  In most cases, the answer is no: The fact that someone made a false police report does not mean that…

man crying from the stress after filing a lawsuit
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Three things you need to know about filing a lawsuit

I get a lot of phone calls from people about filing a lawsuit for whatever reason.  A lot of these people are reacting emotionally to one or more incidents that occurred and do…

Out-of-state blogger defaming a Florida resident
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Yes, a Florida resident can sue an out-of-state blogger in Florida.

After out-of-state blogger Tabatha Marshall allegedly published a blog accusing website operator Internet Solutions Corp (“ISC”) of “on-going criminal activity, specifically ‘phishing’ and consumer fraud,” ISC sued Ms. Marshall for…