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Lee E. Berlik
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Highly-Rated Business Litigation and Defamation Lawyer
Highly-Rated Business Litigation and Defamation Lawyer

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In Virginia, a person accused publicly of sexual assault (or other serious misconduct) has the right to defend himself by proclaiming his innocence, even if by doing so he suggests the initial attack was a lie. It's called the privilege of self-defense.

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Broken promises are usually not enough to give rise to a valid cause of action for fraud. Here's why.

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Yes, a fake news story can be defamatory. It might also constitute trade libel or product disparagement. 

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Understanding what it means for a statement to be "defamatory in nature," an important element of any action for libel or slander:

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If you get fired but your boss tells others that you resigned voluntarily and left without giving notice, have you been defamed? Virginia court says "no."

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Dean Eramo suffers setbacks in her defamation case against Rolling Stone, as court declares her to be a limited-purpose public figure and holds article does not qualify as defamation per se.

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The "of and concerning" test explains why a Virginia fraternity's libel lawsuit against Rolling Stone was allowed to proceed.

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Too cheap to hire local counsel in Fairfax County, Virginia? Fine. Here is what you need to know to schedule motions in our local circuit court. #VA #litigation

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If you've been defamed on the Internet, there's a good chance the defamatory words exist as 1's and 0's and are stored on a server somewhere in Virginia. Does that mean you can sue the tortfeasor in Virginia, regardless of where that person resides? 

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"A competitor has been sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, interfering with our customer relationships. Can we sue them for tortious interference?"
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