Business Defamation in Virginia

Streams live on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:30am EDT

Course Format Webcast

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Course Description

Estimated Duration 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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


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

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.


$ 59 Constitutional Law, Business, Corporate, & Securities Law, and Advertising Law In Stock


Course is pending approval in the following states: Virginia (CLE). Click here to learn more .

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