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L&H Defeats Challenge to Contractor Defamation Action and Obtains Favorable Judgment

By August 27, 2018May 23rd, 2024No Comments

After a collection lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Contractor (represented by L&H), the Owner began publishing negative posts about the Contractor.

L&H amended the lawsuit to include a defamation claim. In response, the Owner challenged the claim, arguing that online sites were public forums, such that the statements were protected under the First Amendment as free speech.

L&H argued that the various statements included within those negative posts were false and thus not protected by the First Amendment. The court agreed.Ultimately, L&H obtained a judgment in favor of the Contractor against the Owner.

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