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communications decency act protects website
592 338 Cynthia Conlin

Communications Decency Act protects website in a lawsuit for removal of defamatory postings

4th DCA: CDA applies to injunctions, too Earlier this month, the Fourth District Court of Appeals found that the Communications Decency Act protected websites in actions for injunctive relief as well…

false police report
548 365 Cynthia Conlin

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…

Out-of-state blogger defaming a Florida resident
548 365 Cynthia Conlin

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…