February 14, 2017

We’ve all heard the adage that the pen is mightier than the sword.  Words have the potential to sway millions, but they also have the potential to inflict great damage.   And while the First Amendment  protects free speech, it is not a suit of armor against all speech, especially false statements.
    
Our firm just resolved  a contentious defamation case concerning false posts and accusations on Facebook made about our client, Davyne Dial.  On February 8, 2017, the Court signed a Consent Judgment in our client’s favor for total damages of $500,000, including $250,000 in punitive damages.  The defendant also acknowledged in writing that the Facebook posts at issue were false and malicious.

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February 7, 2017

An oft-repeated mantra of civil litigators is that lawsuits are time consuming ordeals that can sometimes require entire years to resolve.  Of course, sometimes a client comes to us with a problem on hand that simply cannot wait that long to be addressed.  When there is a very imminent risk of “permanent irreparable harm,” sometimes a matter can be quickly--if temporarily--solved through a preliminary injunction.

A preliminary injunction is an order of the court, commanding the parties to observe a prescribed course of conduct, pending the outcome of litigation.  One arena in which it frequently comes up is where covenants not to compete are being enforced–often because the wrongful poaching of another business’s customers can be v...

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