It has become common practice for people to post online reviews about companies they have dealt with. Good or bad, reviews are a part of doing business online. Many of us use the reviews to help us decide if we want to do business or buy a product.
A trend has been emerging where companies are suing individuals for defamation of character or libel. It is a frightening experience to have a company come after one person for posting an online comment.
Here are a few examples:
Some would say not to post negative reviews. That is certainly one way to prevent a lawsuit, but there are better ways to handle it. Follow these simple rules and you should keep yourself out of trouble.
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a lawyer nor do I pretend to know the law. If you find yourself in a similar situation you should consult a legal professional.
ES- Owner/operator of Computer Troubleshooters MB