I get a lot of calls about defamation cases. I tell every prospective client the same thing — defamation cases are hard to win.

First, we have First Amendment rights to free speech. Also, opinions are protected speech. It’s not against the law to post your opinion online.

Second, you have to actually prove damages. You have to show that the defamatory statements actually caused you financial harm. This is also hard to do. You would have to show that the statements cost you a job, cost you business or something like that.

Third, you usually have to prove that the statements were made with malice, meaning, that they were made through the person’s fault.

That said, defamation cases are not impossible and sometimes they result in large damages awards.

If you think you have a defamation case, call me at 985-888-0640 for a free consultation.