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a company has used my face on jobing .com but, the company is on ripoff report.com and is ruining my chances on receiving a job before I graduate college. It is a deflamation of character, I need to take action as quickly and as quietly as possible how can this take effect
Asked on June 8, 2009 under Business Law, Florida
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
I'm sure that there is quite a bit more information, that you haven't (quite properly) included in your question. For reliable advice, you need to have a lawyer take a look at all the facts. One place that you can look for a qualified attorney near you is our website, http://attorneypages.com
In most cases, a lawsuit isn't the first thing to try, because it usually takes much too long. There are procedures to get what is usually called a temporary injunction, a court order that gives some protection shortly after the case is filed, but it's not often granted and it's usually expensive to ask for. Your lawyer will probably start with a nasty letter -- and a lawyer's nasty letter is likely to be better than yours for two reasons: one is that a lawyer knows what is more likely to hit home, and the other is that a lawyer is more likely to be taken seriously, on your behalf.
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