Clinton Township, MI asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Michigan

Q: So I used the likeness of another person to sell a product without their permission. This person found out.

I used his Linkdlen profile without his permission in my sales presentation but I did not profit from using his likeness. He then said I was a fraud and con man to many other people.

He has now threatened to sue me. What is my best course of action?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a starting point, without regard to any applicable state-specific laws, you could try to diffuse the person's anger by providing assurances you ceased and will continue to cease to use his person, his image, his online profile, etc. in any form. Then you can consider reaching out to a Michigan attorney to discuss the matter in further detail and ask for more meaningful input and guidance. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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