DEFAMATION

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With multiple attorneys with experience as journalists and communications professionals, RLG understands defamation law.

Defendants

Defending defamation suits is one of our areas of greatest involvement. We defend defamation suits nationwide, and have handled some high-profile defamation defense cases. In 2013, the firm successfully lobbied the Nevada legislature to pass an Anti-SLAPP statute, bringing Nevada to the forefront of efforts to protect free expression from its greatest threat — thin skinned individuals with too much money to burn and ethically flexible attorneys.

We are not absolutists — we agree that sometimes someone may lie about another, causing real reputational harm deserving of redress. However, we believe that more than 75% of the defamation suits filed nationwide are unjust and a blight on a nation that is supposed to be committed to wide-open and robust debate.

If you are a defamation defendant, chances are, we would love to defend you.

Plaintiffs

While we primarily defend defamation cases, we are willing to consider select plaintiff’s cases. For example, we filed a case against revenge porn operator Hunter Moore. We believed that it was the right thing to do.

We often consult with plaintiff’s counsel in defamation cases — helping them to understand the weaknesses in their cases, and helping them to seek compensation for their clients’ damaged reputations, without running afoul of the First Amendment.

We do not take cases against media outlets.