Linton, IN asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Indiana

Q: If an ex employee of a restaurant posts a review on yelp about the unsanitary practices of the other employees which

If an ex employee of a restaurant posts a review on yelp about the unsanitary practices of the other employees which  are true and the post was deleted within two hours, can that be a basis for a defamation suit??

1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: True statements are not defamatory. Truth is actually a defense to an accusation of defamation.

Assuming you are the restaurant in this case, if its true it is not defamation. Let's say for the sake of argument that this wasn't true. What are your damages in this situation? The post was up for only two hours. Can you prove you suffered any harm or damages in this situation?

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