FH+H litigated successfully on behalf of a small business after an individual posted defamatory statements about the company as Google, Yelp, and Facebook reviews. Most of the reviews were swiftly removed. Where defamatory reviews were not removed, FH+H successfully brought suit and the client was awarded compensatory and punitive damages.
After the insulting, false reviews were posted, the company reached out to the individual, who had never been a customer of its company, asking them to remove the statements, but the individual would not comply.
FH+H attorneys, including Partner Milt Johns and Associate Marzia Momen, filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of the company, arguing that the individual’s false reviews harmed the business’ reputation, would deter customers from using the business’ services, and hurt the business’ ability to hire employees.
The individual eventually admitted the statements they had posted were false, and a jury returned to FH+H’s client a five-figure award for compensatory and punitive damages.