Online Defamation Lawsuits and Internet Discovery

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This course is designed to help attorneys navigate through the often confusing and dangerous world of defamatory online speech. Using both the legal system and web-based strategies, we will go through the process of contacting websites, filing defamation lawsuits, and obtaining court orders. The course will also focus on how to hide content online and issues with discovery from internet companies, including jurisdiction, tracking IP addresses, and what documents are available.

Date / Time: July 10, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: January 23, 2019

Daniel Szalkiewicz, Esq. is an attorney and the founder of Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C., a unique law firm dedicated to handling internet privacy, defamation, revenge porn, and free speech cases. He has successfully litigated to protect online victims, unmask anonymous bloggers, and remove libelous content from the internet. Mr. Szalkiewicz has argued internet defamation cases in multiple jurisdiction and in both federal and state courts. In 2010, he was one of the first New York attorneys to sue an email address as a John Doe defendant. His defamation cases are often in the media and his clients range from hedge fund managers, lawyers, doctors, and politicians to private citizens. Mr. Szalkiewicz is often quoted in newspapers, including Fox News, for his views on internet cases. He earned his B.A. degree from SUNY Binghamton and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

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Section I. Situations where this is important

Section II. Location of speech

Section III. Identifying the Owner of a Website

Section IV. Requesting Information from the ISPs

Section V. What to do with the information

Section VI. Other methods for obtaining discovery

Section VII. When to sue, including cease and desist letters vs. litigation

Section VIII. Initiating a court process

Section IX. Issues that arise in an internet defamation case

Section X. Search Engine Optimization

Section XI. The Communications Decency Act and SCA