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Business Defamation in Virginia

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Produced on October 31, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This course will review the law and procedural hurdles that plaintiffs and defendants confront when litigating business defamation lawsuits in Virginia. Not only does this course go over the elements and defenses of the tort, but it also analyzes the constitutional issues at play, discovery issues, and other related torts. This presentation will help attendees form a stronger grasp of many of the modern issues that today's defamation litigants face in Virginia courtrooms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the elements, defenses, and constitutional hurdles of defamation lawsuits in Virginia
  2. Analyze issues involved with Internet defamation cases that plague many businesses, often because of reviews posted on third party websites like Yelp and Google
  3. Consider whether other related torts are applicable in a defamation case

Credit Information

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Jesse Binnall

Harvey & Binnall, PLLC

Jesse R. Binnall is a partner at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC. He has tried cases in state and federal courts in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. Mr. Binnall’s practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, international disputes, business and non-profit law, appellate litigation, election law, virtual currencies (i.e. Bitcoin), parliamentary law and procedure, and alternative dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration and mediation). He also is proud to help companies develop innovative legal strategies to combat overregulation and government cyber-snooping. Many of Mr. Binnall’s clients use his knowledge to take active steps to avoid the courtroom entirely. He advises entrepreneurs on business formation, contractors on complex construction negotiations, and political candidates and committees on election law matters. He also is proud of his accomplishments working as a productive and collaborative member of civil and criminal joint defense teams.

Mr. Binnall has been a featured guest, discussing law and technology issues, on various new and traditional media outlets, including the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Wired, Forbes, DemocracyNow, the Ron Paul Channel, and Lawyer2Laywer. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Only 2% of Virginia lawyers are selected to receive this honor. He is also rated as “Excellent” by Avvo.com.

Before starting his career as an attorney, Mr. Binnall was a professional parliamentarian and public relations consultant. He continues to advise organizations large and small on meeting procedure (including Robert’s Rules of Order), bylaw drafting and interpretation, and other parliamentary matters. Mr. Binnall is an avid private pilot. He also enjoys sailing, and SCUBA diving.


Thomas S.

Jesse is an awesome presenter and attorney. Super approachable and easy to digest despite giving high level info.

Mark H.

Interesting topic with engaging presentation.

Carlos M.

The speaker was very clear; well structured lecture.

Adam H.

Excellent presentation, excellent presenter!

jeffrey g.

Presenter was great.

Marie W.

Another great presenter.

Barry G.

Speaker was very effective; good responses to questions, and course material excellent.

Charles S.

Concise but thorough.

Anna R.

Presenter was super sweet, relatable.

Andrew S.

Excellent program.

Dana T.


Donna J. B.

This course was very well presented and interesting, including the clear responses to viewer questions.

Jacob B.

this is one of the best courses I have taken. Instructor does a wonderful job covering the issues

Sarah R.

This is an interesting topic and was explained well. I work with small businesses in VA interested in protecting their reputations, and it's good to have this information in my back pocket in the event an issue comes up. (P.S. Old Town is awesome).

Gerald G.

Very topical information specific to my practice. Thank you very much.

Hilary J.

The speaker was obviously well-informed on the subject matter and gave a lot of practical advice. Highly recommend.

Brian B.

very informative, thanks

B.A. S.

Familiar with the presenter - nice job.

Dan O.

Another great presentation by Jesse Binnall. Really impressed with both courses I've watched with him at the helm.

Robert D.

The speaker was very clear and the presentation was very organized.

Jackie H.

Good update of defamation law as it relates to business.

Janice S.

Good topic, good presentation.

Savery G.

very concise and clear overview -- very good presentation

Brian M.

This was the first course on this topic I have taken. It was exactly what I was hoping for. Very nicely done!

Shana B.

Very informative Thanks

Edward B.

I really like the font/design he uses on the powerpoint slides.

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Christopher O.

Excellent, succinct and helpful - thank you!

Chase L.

Very Informative

Scott J.

Excellent presenter

Taylor B.

Great course!

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