Jim McGuire reflects upon how leaving a bad online review could get you sued.
Thomas & LoCicero attorney Jim McGuire was interviewed yesterday by local reporter Briona Arradondo of FOX 13 News WTVT-TV to gain his legal insights regarding posting negative online reviews and possible defamation lawsuits. The broadcast interview aired last night and an article has been published on Fox 13 News Tampa Bay Online.
Throughout the interview, Mr. McGuire discussed that these types of defamation lawsuits are seen regularly. He offered recommendations for ways to avoid opening yourself up to legal action.
James J. McGuire is a litigation partner in TLo’s Tampa office. His advice and advocacy protect clients in business litigation matters and in defamation, First Amendment, and intellectual property disputes. He has represented and advised clients in a wide range of industries, including television, newspapers, motion pictures, and aviation systems, among others.
With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known and respected for its commitment to free speech and a free press. The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review. At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.