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Calculating Defamation Damages on Facebook

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Calculating Defamation Damages on Facebook

Here is an important case (Forinash v. Weber, 2017-Ohio-1076) out of Ohio that discusses how courts should calculate damages in a defamation claim arising on social media.

Courtnewsohio.gov: A Youngstown man’s $100 defamation award was too low because the trial judge incorrectly assumed that the offending Facebook posts were read mostly in northwest Ohio where the man used to reside with his ex-wife, an Ohio appeals court ruled.

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