How To Recover Emotional Distress Damages Without a Physical Injury in Florida

| October 27, 2015

Last Update: 12/29/15 In the State of Florida, a person injured as the result of another person’s negligence is able to recover damages for emotional injuries as well as physical injuries. The emotional damages recognized under Florida law include things like loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life (depression), anxiety, and many other non-physical […]

Can You Collect Punitive Damages for Defamation of Character?

| September 24, 2015

Last Update: 11/16/16 Some jury verdicts in defamation cases can send a message. This is especially true in those cases where the court allows the jury to assess a money award that does more than compensate the victim. When a jury is authorized to consider more than just compensation for a victim the jury is […]

What Damages Are Recoverable In A Defamation of Character Claim?

| September 16, 2015

Last Update: 11/3/16 Defamation of character can in two ways; either libel (written) or slander (verbal). Defamation involves “a false and defamatory statement concerning another.” Thomas v. Jacksonville Tel., Inc., 699 So.2d 800 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997). Defamation are words that are said or written in a way that the listener or reader believes them to be […]

Personal Injury Lawyers Help Victims Who Have Been Hurt In a Variety of Circumstances

| February 10, 2015

Last Update: 12/26/16 We all know that lawyers that help people who have been hurt in a car or truck accident are called “personal injury attorneys.” Ask most anyone, and they’ll say that a “personal injury lawyer” represents car accident victims. That’s true. “Personal injury law” does cover car accident claims but it also includes […]

Infographic: CDA Section 230 is the Federal Law Protecting Host Sites from Defamation Lawsuit Damage Claims

| October 18, 2013

YELP Online Review Site Is Filing Lawsuits For False Reviews – What About Defamation (Libel) Claims Based on Yelp Reviews?

| October 15, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Yelp is an online review web site where anyone can post reviews of doctors, lawyers, florists, contractors, etc.. — perhaps you’ve stopped by Yelp to read or post a review. As it turns out, Yelp is finding its name in all sorts of court records as businesses are filing lawsuits against the […]

Defamation (Libel or Slander) Lawsuits in Florida: Can You File a Defamation Claim Against Your Condo or Homeowners Association? – Can You Sue the Association for Libel or Slander?

| September 26, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Generally speaking, Florida law allows for the filing of a defamation lawsuit if a Condo or Homeowner’s Association (the officers or directors) makes false statements that damage one’s reputation.  The statements can either be libel (written) or slander (spoken). (Read our earlier posts for details on the elements needed to prove a […]

Defamation Claims In Divorce Proceedings or Between Ex-Spouses – Do You Have a Libel or Slander Lawsuit Against Your Ex?

| September 19, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Divorce cases usually result in raw emotions be exposed.  The parties become more vulnerable as they proceed from the decision to end the marriage to the time when the final divorce judgment has been entered.  In most cases, each spouse is hoping to have the marriage become part of their past as […]

Money Damages Awarded by Florida Juries in Personal Injury Cases: Jury Instructions Established by Florida Supreme Court to Help Jury Calculate Money Amounts for Injury Damages

| September 10, 2013

Last Update: 7/13/17 When someone is seriously injured and a lawsuit is filed to recover compensation for those injuries, one of many Florida personal injury laws will apply to the case. Substantive laws (negligence, premises liability, negligent security, etc.) and procedural laws govern how the case moves from filing to the moment when the jury […]

WILL CHEERLEADER DEFAMATION CASE AGAINST THEDIRTY.COM ALLOW DAMAGES AGAINST OWNERS OF REVIEW SITES (AND OTHER USER-GENERATED WEBSITES) DESPITE CDA 230? MAYBE.

| September 3, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 We’ve posted about the details of a defamation lawsuit under Florida law: claims for libel or for slander in social media or in online publications can be filed by anyone who believes they have been defamed by a third party and seeks damages for that harm. For more on defamation claims and […]