Lubin Austermuehle’s Chicago First Amendment attorneys defend individuals’ First Amendment and free speech rights to post on Facebook, Yelp and other websites information that criticizes businesses and addresses matters of public concern. You can view a federal court decision where we prevailed in a libel per se claim asserting the innocent infringer defense here. Here you can find an arbitration decision where we successfully defended our client’s right to post negative opinions on YouTube about a used car dealer. We also file suit on behalf of businesses and professionals who have been wrongfully attacked on the internet where First Amendment rights are being abused and do not provide a viable defense. We recently required a defendant who publicized an allegedly false lawsuit concerning our client to provide an apology and full retraction as part of a confidential financial settlement following our filing of a $16,000,000.00 defamation per se suit in federal district court.

Our Chicago libel defamation and slander lawyers have more than three decades of experience helping individuals and businesses who have been accused of defamation, libel, and slander. We also assist businesses and owners who are the victims of defamatory and slanderous attacks on their businesses and reputations. We also handle emergency commercial litigation involving preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders (TROs), defamation, libel, and covenants not to compete, franchise, distributor and dealer wrongful termination, and trade secrets along with various other types of business disputes involving shareholders, partnerships, closely held businesses and employee or executive breaches of fiduciary duties. In every case, our goal is to resolve disputes as quickly and successfully as possible, helping individual and business clients protect their investments and get back to business as usual. From offices in Elmhurst and Wilmette, near Lake Bluff and Glen Ellyn, we serve clients throughout Illinois and the Midwest. You can contact us online here or call us on our toll-free number at 833-306-4933 or locally at 630-333-0333.