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    I wrote an online review, and now I received a warning letter for libel or defamation, what should I do?
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    Sometimes, a party will write a demand or warning letter before filing a Statement of Claim. Before deciding how to respond to the letter, it is important to get an understanding of what your potential liability is. In some situations, you will have no liability and the letter is simply a pressure tactic. In other situations, you will be legally liable and the letter represents a chance to avoid costly litigation.  Because of this, it is usually a good idea to take the letter to a lawyer who can advise you on your potential liability.

    If you feel that you have made comments that you might not be able to be prove, or expressed opinions which could be described as malicious, it may be a good idea to meet the other party’s demands and avoid bringing the case to court.

    If you feel as though the demand or warning letter is unreasonable and is simply being used as a pressure tactic, you are within your rights to simply stand your ground.  Your decision should depend on what your risk at trial would be as well as how willing you are to litigate the issue, which can often be very expensive and time-consuming. Sometimes, it is in everyone’s best interests to settle the issue before involving the courts.

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