Business Services: Internet Defamation

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Internet Defamation Services

Defamatory online posts, fake and negative reviews, consumer disputes, scam accusations, and other fabricated consumer complaints can have devastating effects on your business’s ability to operate and overall bottom line. It can cause decreased customer foot traffic, strained or severed business partnerships or advertising deals, and even having to close your doors for good. The reality of today’s digital landscape is that people frequently formulate their first (and sometimes only) opinion about your business or service based on what the internet tells them, so it is imperative to put your best digital foot forward.

For years it has been widely believed that businesses have little if any options when victimized by defamatory and damaging content on the internet. This is no longer the case. At Minc Law, we can remove almost anything and everything. And we have an extremely high success rate in doing so. If your business is defamed online, filing an internet defamation lawsuit may be your best course of action to remove content, identify perpetrators and hold them liable for their actions, and put an end to accompanying abuse, negative publicity, and harassment.

Let’s take control of your business’s online narrative and presence together.

Minc Law provides a full range of legal services to help businesses and services from all industries file internet defamation lawsuits to hold perpetrators liable for their actions, remove defamatory and damaging internet content, identify anonymous perpetrators (when applicable), and put an end to defamatory online attacks, reviews, posts, press, and other content for good. We also help businesses monitor, repair, and take control of their online image and reputation. We’ve built up an arsenal of legal tactics and strategies to guarantee content removals from specific websites such as scam reporting, consumer review and advocacy, rating platforms and profiles, and smear websites.

How We Approach Internet Defamation Cases

Our practice is dedicated solely to internet defamation removal and litigation, so our clients will receive the specialized and highly experienced representation of a team of attorneys who stay up-to-date with the ever-changing internet defamation laws and trends, while providing the highest level of service.

Most businesses that are defamed online just want the defamatory and damaging content removed from the internet as soon as possible. However, that is not your only option – filing an internet defamation lawsuit may be your best course of action.

We have litigated over 350 cases in 26 states and 5 countries, served more than 2500 clients, and removed 50,000-plus pieces of defamatory and damaging online content. We also have proven success identifying anonymous defamers and holding them accountable for their actions.

The experience we have gained from representing clients in thousands of internet defamation-related cases from across the country, and around the world, helps us to understand not just the legal nuances of each case, but also the financial, social, and personal nature of our clients’ distress.

We offer both Litigation and Non-Litigation services to remove defamatory content from the internet, depending on what type of content it is. For example, we offer Guaranteed Content Removals from websites that we have a history removing content from on a regular basis, such as scam reporting, consumer review and advocacy, rating platforms and profiles, and smear websites. Guaranteed Content Removals do not require the filing of a defamation lawsuit or heavy attorney involvement. If your business qualifies for a Guaranteed Content Removal and we are unable to remove the content in question, we will refund your money for any content that we could not remove.

Your business will benefit from the experience we have gained from representing businesses in thousands of internet defamation-related cases and attacks from across the country and around the world. This experience helps us know exactly which solutions are the most effective and appropriate for removing defamatory online reviews, posts, comments, profiles, and other damaging online content, and protecting your business’s online reputation.

The Cutting Edge of Internet Defamation Law

Internet Defamation Categories

Consumer Complaint Websites

We leverage our arsenal of legal tools and tactics to remove unwanted and damaging information from consumer complaints and review websites such as RipoffReport.com, PissedConsumer.com, and ComplaintsBoard.com.

Consumer Review & Rating Websites

A half star or rating drop in your business’s online review profile can have devastating effects on revenue. We remove false, defamatory, and damaging reviews and content from popular rating websites such as Yelp.com, TripAdvisor.com, Amazon.com, and Avvo.com.

News Articles & Online Media Publications

We’ll work closely with news editors, online publications, and website owners to remove outdated and defamatory news articles about your business, embarrassing write-ups and press releases, and other damaging content that poses a threat to your business’s livelihood. 

Blogs & Discussion Forums

Remove defamatory and damaging content, images, and other media concerning your business from popular blogs, personal websites, and discussion forums. This includes posts, comments, profiles, and more!

Social Media & Professional Networking Websites

Remove defamatory content and malicious posts about your business from popular social media and professional networking websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. 

Scam Websites

Has your business or company been accused of scamming customers? We have proven experience removing defamatory accusations and complaints from scam reporting and smear websites such as Scam.com, DirtyScam.com, HowtoReportScams.com, WhoScammedYou.com, FileAScam.com and ScamBoard.com.

Employer Review Websites

Has a current or former employee posted false allegations against you and your business on an employee review website and you want it removed immediately? We remove fake employee reviews, comments, and posts made to cause damage to your business or company.

Competitor Defamation

Have you suddenly received a barrage of fake reviews on your online business profile? Or is your business the victim of a targeted online harassment and defamation campaign? We can put an end to competitor defamation, identify who is exactly behind the attacks, and hold the perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Unfair Trade Practices

We can put an end to fraudulent, deceptive, unethical, and unlawful behavior that is causing damage to your business and misleading customers. Common examples of unfair trade practices include: misrepresentation, false advertising, deceptive pricing, and non-compliance with manufacturing standards.

Why Choose Minc Law?

We not only stop the spread of defamatory and damaging online content, we help businesses permanently remove defamatory and damaging content from nearly every type of website, platform, and forum on the internet, and file internet defamation lawsuits to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.

25,000+

Defamatory, negative, and unwanted webpages and content removed

1,300+

Satisfied clients!

125+

Cases in 22 states and 3 countries litigated

25,000+

Defamatory, negative, and unwanted webpages and content removed

1,300+

Satisfied clients!

125+

Cases in 22 states and 3 countries litigated

What Our Clients Say…

★★★★★

Honestly, your Firm has really uplifted my/our faith in this industry. I interviewed 8x law firms in this field before choosing Minc Law as our Law Firm and we have never doubted that decision for a second. You are all that you claimed to be via my initial consultation. Your client communication is outstanding. We also find you all to be very clever, emotionally intelligent, compassionate, empathetic, efficient, and extremely transparent. Nadeen, Darcy, yourself Aaron – everyone has been wonderful! THANK YOU!

– Elke O.

★★★★★

Aaron Minc has established himself as the world’s foremost eraser of fake news. In the virtual world of the Internet, where truth can be impossible to discern from fiction, Minc is the leading go-to lawyer who effortlessly wipes away the fiction. Thank you, Aaron, for making the world a better place.

– Scott T.

★★★★★

I had an amazing experience and couldn’t be happier with the service. Every thing was done as promised and agreed. Very professional, I highly recommend it.

– D.M.

★★★★★

When I started my defamation case with Aaron, I had no idea what was going on or how to fix it. Fast forward to today, and the defamation has been removed and the culprit has been identified. I feel like he is proficient at identifying applicable laws and managing the complex issues involved with defamation.

– John H. 

★★★★★

I worked with Melanie Hughs who assisted me in removing things from the internet that were spitefully put up. I was a little hesitant at first but well worth the money to have a peace of mind. I am so glad I used MINC. She was professional and courteous. She kept me informed, and was easy to get in contact with when I had questions. Thank You MINC

– Joey D.

★★★★★

Absolutely solved my problem, quick and just as promised. Some have mentioned the cost but I thought it was very fair and a much better result than using a service that claims to drive search results down on Google only to have it inch back to the top in 6 months. With Minc it is removed not driven down. These guys took it off the internet for less $. Completely satisfied.

– I.C. 

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Learn more about how we can help your business fight internet defamation attacks.

How It Works

Step 1

After submitting your information on our Contact Us page, messaging us via our chatbox, or calling our office, your inquiry and information will be reviewed by Minc Law paralegals to determine whether our firm is the right fit for your business’s legal issue. Once our paralegals have reviewed your business’s legal issue and determined we are the right fit for your matter, we will contact you within 24 to 48 business hours to schedule your free, initial no-obligation internet defamation consultation.

Depending on your business’s internet defamation matter, it is entirely possible that you do not need to speak with an attorney at all. For example, Minc Law paralegals handle all Guaranteed Content Removals from popular consumer advocacy, complaints, scam reporting, and shaming websites.

Step 2

During your free attorney consult you will be able to confidentially discuss your business’s internet defamation issue and ask questions. You will also be able to get advice and strategy as to how we can assist with your legal matter. If you then hire our firm and become a client, we will generally start working on your matter immediately.

Step 3

Our attorneys draw on their specialized technical and business expertise to provide unique and cost-effective solutions to stop and remove internet defamation. This includes:

  • Working closely with website administrators, third-party arbitration firms, and online content managers to swiftly remove defamatory online content;
  • Subpoenaing websites, ISPs, and hosts to determine the identity of the anonymous perpetrator;
  • Filing internet defamation lawsuits to secure court ordered internet defamation removals;
  • Sending demand-letters to perpetrating parties;
  • De-indexing defamatory content from internet search results.

Costs for Internet Defamation Services

Purchasing legal services to stop and remove internet defamation is not like purchasing a house or a car. There is rarely a one-size-fits-all solution to remove internet defamation. Every situation is unique. We offer three primary types of services and pricing that we charge clients for all of our firm’s internet defamation legal engagements. These are:

Guaranteed Content Removal Services

~ ($1,500 – $2,500+)

Guaranteed Content Removal Services are offered for websites that we have extensively worked with in the past and regularly remove online content from. We charge a flat fee for guaranteed content removal services.

Websites that qualify for Guaranteed Content Removal Services generally include: “shaming,” “scam” and “cheater” websites. A list of websites that qualify can be found here. If your case qualifies for a guaranteed content removal and we are unable to remove the online content, we will refund your money for any content that we cannot remove. The minimum amount we charge for our least expensive guaranteed removal is $1500. However, the average single site removal typically costs around $2500 or more. Total costs will depend on a variety of factors, like the number of websites content is posted on and the amount of work required to secure the removal.

Hourly Non-Litigation Services

~ ($3,500 – $6,000+)

Hourly Non-Litigation Services are when a client retains our firm where no litigation is contemplated or involved as part of the legal engagement. These services generally involve the removal of news articles, blogs, consumer reviews, images, court pleadings, and other content that is typically either factual in nature or otherwise not actionable. However, they can involve almost anything, including, online harassment, cease and desist letters, extortion, sextortion, criminal conduct, pornography, revenge pornography, defamation, and other online privacy concerns.

Most Hourly Non-Litigation Services do not qualify as Guaranteed Removal Services and require an upfront retainer of $3,500$4,500.  The average cost of most Hourly Non-Litigation Services typically falls between $5,000$6,000. However, total costs will vary considerably based on a variety of factors.

Litigation Services 

~ ($7,500 – $16,000)

Litigation Services are appropriate when a client’s case involves filing in a lawsuit (or other types of involvement in litigation). We bill litigation services hourly, including expert witness services. Generally, we require a minimum retainer of $7500 for any litigation matter. Average total costs can go as low as $5,000$7,500, but on average fall between $14,000$16,000 for most of the matters we handle. Total cost of your litigation matter will be influenced by a number of important factors.

You can find out more about Hourly Non-Litigation and Litigation Service costs over at our Pricing Page.

As with any sensitive legal matter, if you are interested in obtaining more specific advice or information regarding the costs and expenses related to your specific removal or case, you will need to speak directly with a legal expert.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Considered Internet Defamation?
Internet defamation refers to a false statement of fact that is published to a third-party on the internet that causes damage to you and your reputation. Common examples of internet defamation include:

  • Fake business and consumer profiles on professional and social networking websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter;
  • Defamatory and malicious posts and comments on social networking websites, blogs, forums, and bulletin boards;
  • False reviews and information on blogs, comment sections, message boards, and other forums;
  • Disparaging and false attacks made by competitors and employees (or former employees);
  • Fake consumer complaints and reviews on popular consumer advocacy websites and platforms,
  • False write-ups and news articles,
  • Defamatory and damaging images and media.

For example, if someone has posted on Yelp falsely accusing your business of having discriminated against them or poisoning them, this will constitute defamation. However, if someone on your business’s Facebook profile that your restaurant has a poor hygiene record and your restaurant has consistently received D ratings by local food regulators, then there is likely nothing you can do and this will not constitute defamation.

 

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Can a Minc Law Attorney Represent Me Even If I’m Located in a Different State?
Of course! For both Non-Litigation and Guaranteed Removal Internet Defamation Matters, your location will not be an issue at all. Not being licensed or located in your state is no way a hurdle or impediment to Minc Law being able to represent you, provide legal services, and get results. If you have a Litigation Matter, we are still able to represent you. But, if none of our attorneys are licensed in your state, or we have to file something outside of the United States, we will have to work with local counsel who is licensed in your state. This type of arrangement is something we do in almost all of our Litigation Matters. At Minc Law, we represent individuals from across the United States AND the globe.

 

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How Do I File an Internet Defamation Lawsuit?
To file an effective internet defamation lawsuit, there’s numerous considerations that must first be observed, as United States defamation law is always evolving and highly nuanced. When contemplating whether you should file an internet defamation lawsuit, we suggest focusing on the following three things:

  • Do not draw unwanted attention to your matter;
  • Adhere to your state’s respective defamation filing requirements and formalities;
  • Contact an experienced internet defamation attorney to assist you.

If your business is the target of defamatory online attacks, posts, videos, or comments, and you want to file an internet defamation lawsuit, we recommend reaching out to an experienced internet defamation as soon as possible.

 

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