Defamation

Our Firm has developed exceptional experience in defending high-level defamation claims involving corporate entities, including publicly-traded companies and numerous media defendants, as well as individual company directors, officers, media reporters and the like. Our cases have included those will billions of dollars in contracts at issue, claims of criminal conduct, corporate espionage, discrete issues of the First Amendment, journalist’s privilege, substantial truth doctrine, defamation-proof plaintiffs, and defense of confidential informants. A number of other cases involve, typically, allegations of dishonest, fraudulent, and/or criminal acts which are the subject of defamation claims. Our Firm has defended a number of these actions and is well-versed in the particularized defenses and issues pertinent to these cases.
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Ms. Natelson has worked in the public and private sector, and has successfully litigated and resolved matters in state and federal court.
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Mr. Johnson has successfully litigated and tried matters throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Johnson specializes in the representation of insurers and corporations in a broad range of complex business and business tort matters.