Freedman Law Group Articles Defamation of Character Lawsuit Arises out of Phony Review

Defamation of Character Lawsuit Arises out of Phony Review

By Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman  Jun. 28, 2011 2:23p

A defamation of character lawsuit was filed in March of this year by a law firm alleging that a false review of the firm was posted online. The defendants in the suit are a woman A.W., who was a former paralegal at the firm and a man who she lives with who bears the same last name, Mr. J.W.

The fraudulent posting occurred in November of last year and was accessible through a Google search. The firm claims that hundreds of thousands of dollars of lost business may have occurred due to the posting having been there for months for potential clients to see.

The firm is seeking over a million dollars in damages. Defamation of character, common-law fraud and conspiracy are the charges being brought against the former paralegal and the man she lives with. The firm claims the two are married and they live together.

The False Review

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants posed as former clients and gave a derogatory review of the company and posted it online. The review was traced to an email address and Facebook page of Mr. J. W. The review of the firm was removed but can still be seen as a cached version. The false review was discovered in March when the owner did a Google search on his firm's name and the review came up. The paralegal who was hired worked less than a month for the firm and was fired for insubordination.

Legal Help is Available

If you have been accused of fraud or conspiracy in the Michigan area, you should seek legal advice from a Michigan criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible. Fraud and conspiracy can be categorized as white collar crimes. There are harsh consequences if you are convicted of either of these crimes and you will need an experienced, competent lawyer to defend your rights.

At the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman, we can help. We are a husband and wife team with 34 years of combined legal experience. We are aggressive in our defense and offer personalized service to each of our clients. Our goal is to enable you to maintain your freedom and avoid conviction if at all possible while working closely with you through each step of the legal process.

Contact a Michigan fraud attorney in our office to set up a free consultation and we will go over the details of your case.

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