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How to Remove Defamation and Other Damaging Content From the Internet

Learn key strategies for removing defamatory content from the internet.

Protecting you and your client's reputation and business is paramount in today's digital landscape. This material provides a full scope of learning how to identify and attack online defamation at its source, formulating an effective game plan, and pursuing appropriate legal strategies and available remedies to successfully combat and remove unwanted online content. You will benefit from this material by understanding how to avoid common and lesser-known pitfalls associated with navigating internet defamation and other related claims. You will also learn what legal steps are required for unmasking anonymous or pseudonymous internet users and how to minimize widespread and irreparable harm caused by online defamation. Examples of tried and tested responses to internet defamation will educate and inform you on best practices and, consequently, how to save time, money, and resources for your respective firms and clients when cast into what can seem like a rather nebulous area of the law.

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Agenda

Introduction

  • Speaker Introduction
  • Presentation Overview

Why Online Reputation Matters

  • The Evolving Concept of Reputation
  • How Online Reviews Affect Businesses and Professionals
  • How to Protect Your Reputation Online

Anatomy of an Online Defamation Lawsuit

  • Who Can You Sue? the Purpose, Impact, and Effect of Section 230 CDA Immunity
  • Elements of a Claim for Defamation
  • Common Defenses to Look out for
  • Related Claims to Consider (e.g., Privacy Claims)
  • Pre-Suit Filing Requirements

John Doe Lawsuits and How to Identify Anonymous Online Users

  • What Is a John Doe Lawsuit?
  • Where to File?
  • Drafting Considerations
  • Steps to Unmask the Defendant
  • What to Do After Unmasking Your John Doe Defendant
  • Effective Forms of Judicial Relief

Alternative Strategies and Non-Litigation Tactics to Remove Online Content

  • Reporting Terms of Service Violations
  • DMCA Takedown Request
  • Retraction Demands and Cease and Desist Letters
  • Settlement and Purchase/Assignment Agreements
  • Editorial Inquiries Removal Requests
  • Online Reputation Management/Suppression
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 28, 2022.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.1
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.1 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is a Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. This program is approved for 1.0 credit hours.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • FL CLE 1.5 including Technology 1.5; Business Litigation 1.5; Civil Trial 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 1.50 hour(s) of Technology credit. This course has also been approved by The Florida Bar Certification Plan in the areas of Technology for 1.50 hours, Business Litigation for 1.50 hours, Civil Trial for 1.50 hours. Course classification: Intermediate level.
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.0
     
  • How to Remove Defamation and Other Damaging Content From the Internet is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.0 hour(s) of unmoderated credit towards the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.1 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 5.
     
  • MN CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.1 credit hours.
     
  • NC CLE 1.0 including Technology 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hour(s). This course also satisfies the Technology credit requirement.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 64 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.1 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours. Please note: No more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2. To fulfill CLE requirements for self-study, web-based programs, you must complete 100% of the polling questions during the program. Your hours will be filed electronically within thirty (30) business days by Lorman Education Services provided you fulfilled 100% attendance and polling questions answered.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.08
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.08 hours of credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     
  • NALA 1.08
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.08 hour(s).
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • OR CLE 1.0
     
  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Aaron Minc

Aaron Minc

Minc Law

  • Nationally recognized leader in the specialized area of internet defamation and is known as the go-to attorney for the most malicious and challenging internet defamation crises
  • Over a decade of experience with legal matters pertaining to online defamation and harassment, successfully litigated more than 100+ internet defamation lawsuits in 25 states and 3 countries, experience removing tens of thousands of websites and other pieces of online content from the internet and search results
  • Top Lawyer/Rising Star, 2020, Cincinnati Magazine; Gold Client Champion award, 2017 (Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved the Martindale-Hubbell’s award); Super Lawyers – Recognized as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2014-present; rated superb (10/10) on the lawyer rating website Avvo.com
  • Frequent panelist, speaker, and presenter on topic for large organizations at national conventions and events, including the American Bar Association (ABA), American Psychological Association (APA), American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO), and for at continuing legal education seminars for local/regional bar associations
  • Established contributor to popular online publications such as ENTToday.org, Business.com, and the Cleveland Jewish News, and guest on industry-leading podcasts, such as The Raving Patients Podcast, The Project Egg Podcast, and Best Business Podcast
  • Bar Admissions: United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, All Ohio State Courts.
Daniel A. Powell

Daniel A. Powell

Minc Law

  • Established leader in the internet defamation field
  • Managing Attorney at Minc Law and seasoned litigator with a stellar track record of victories as both a trial attorney and an innovative online problem solver
  • Bar Admissions: Ohio Supreme Court, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • Proven success in obtaining desired relief and remedies for his clients, such as six- and seven-figure jury trial verdicts which have included extraordinary awards of punitive damages and attorney fees; examples of judgments obtained include seven-figure jury verdict (upheld on appeal) in favor of clients, including full compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorney fees, against Fortune 1000 company-defendant found liable for actual malice; a six-figure jury verdict in favor of nonprofit entity which included compensatory damages and awards of punitive damages and attorney fees; a six-figure verdict for employer in response to false employee online reviews; and a six-figure settlement in favor of health care professional in a lawsuit filed in response to false and fake reviews on various online medical review websites, including Google, Yelp, Healthgrades, and Vitals
  • Successfully argued dozens of appeals in both state appellate and federal circuit courts
  • Obtained numerous favorable arbitration awards through the American Arbitration Association and government-appointed panels
  • Established contributor to popular online publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, and Mel Magazine
  • Admitted to and active member of the William K. Thomas Inn of Courts
  • Previous experience in various areas of the law, including civil and criminal litigation, labor, municipal, commercial transactions, probate, estate planning, and juvenile
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Product ID: 408832
Published 2022
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