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Our Pittsburgh attorneys bring and defend claims in state and federal courts involving defamation of character, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, and more.
A false, misleading, or intrusive statement about another (or his business) can travel globally at the speed of electricity via blogs, web pages, Twitter, Facebook, and more. It is important to engage knowledgeable legal help as soon as possible.
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We litigate claims for embarrassment, stress, damage to one’s reputation,business interests, and loss of one’s job. Our Pittsburgh lawyers deal with these cases from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives.
Plaintiffs: Act Quickly
You need to file your suit within one year, which goes by quickly because, during that time, you need to engage an attorney, have him prepare suit, and actually file suit. Otherwise, you may lose your right to recover money damages for defamation of character, invasion of privacy, lost income, punitive damages, or other consequential damages. In certain cases, a judge will enjoin a party from making any further statement about another to prevent irreparable harm to one’s reputation.
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Scope of Our Litigation Practice. Our lawyers handle defamation of character, libel, slander,invasion of privacy, first amendment defenses, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and all types of defamation cases in state and federal court in Western Pennsylvania. Each defamation law attorney with us is admitted in the state and federal court and can boast at least 13 years of solid litigation experience. But we are more than just expert advocates; we are also counselors and friends to our clients, because, when your reputation is in question, you may wonder who is on your side. With us, you will never have to wonder.
Areas We Address. Our Pittsburgh defamation lawyers bring and defend claims in state and federal courts to enjoin a party from damaging another’s reputation or character. We address claims for damage to one’s esteem in the community, attorney fees, punitive damages, and court costs. Our lawyers handle libel, slander, slander per se, invasion of privacy, claims on reporters, first amendment defenses, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and all types of defamation cases in state and federal court in Western Pennsylvania. We forward and defend proceedings in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Greene County, Somerset County, Erie County, and Lawrence County, Westmoreland County, and Washington County. Each defamation law attorney with us is admitted in the state and federal court. We bring and defend suits involving claims for compensation, attorney fees, lost income and damages to one‘s reputation for lies, claims about having an STD or other “loathsome disease” such as AIDS or herpes.
Internet Issues. We evaluate false or misleading statement on the web: Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and Anonymous post on blogs or web pages. Our Pittsburgh counselors at law handle internet-related claims for abuse, an injunction (to stop ongoing publication) and/or and money damages.
Handling Defenses. Our Pittsburgh, PA lawyers look at the strength of claims and defenses to claims for invasion of privacy, intrusion into seclusion, Constitutional rights, First Amendment Rights, actions with malice, reckless disregard for the truth, qualified privilege, and abuse of an absolute privilege, or attacks on a public figure.
Business Law. Our Western PA attorneys at law also sue and defend claims involving trade disparagement, damage to business, product, or good will. To this end, we handle business litigation, non-competes, breach of contracts, trademark, copyright, and more.
Invasion of Privacy. Our Pittsburgh defamation attorneys also address claims involving invasion of privacy, which includes unreasonable intrusion upon the seclusion of another (such as a camera or video recording or tape without consent in a bathroom, locker room, bedroom, dressing room, changing room, tanning salon, or other private area), appropriation of the other’s name or likeness, unreasonable publicity given to another’s private life, and publicity that unreasonably places the other in a false light before the public. Contact our lawyers in Pittsburgh to know our rights.