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Defamtion Liability--->Posters on YOUR Website?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by spider7, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Hi Friends,

    QUESTION: What liability does a website owner have with regards to what their posters say?

    SCENARIO: Suppose someone from "healthgrades.com" post a bunch of Bad Reviews about their recent doctor visit. In fact the patient is so PO, that he gets his friends to post bad ratings of the doctor and the Dr. ends up with 1 star out of 5. The Dr. Finds out, and wants to sue healthgrades.com.


    • -WHAT liability (if any) does "healthgrades.com" have ?
    • -Can a lawsuit of defamation of character be WON against healthgrades?


    Thoughts/Opinions ?
     
  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Under what country's law?
     
  3. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Could they be responsible? It is a matter of opinion...but I guess it might make a difference as the above poster stated with different countries laws.
     
  4. Capo Dei Capi

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    If the site is in the U.S. its protected by Section 230 47 USC

    https://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/230
     
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