Member Stuart T. O’Neal, III and Associate Christian W. Francis successfully resolved a defamation case for a high-level corporate executive, estopping several national and international companies from defaming his reputation. The alleged defamation was internet-based and implicated the Communications Decency Act of 1996 and the Stored Communications Act. In addition, the actions of the offending companies were also threatening to interfere with present and prospective contractual relations of the executive client and his company. Mr. O’Neal and Mr. Francis resolved the matter outside of court, saving the client a significant amount of time and money from what would have been a very long, complex and costly Federal trial, while still achieving all of his goals.
Note: The results obtained in a particular case are heavily dependent on the facts and the law specific to that case.