Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know whether they are based in the UK?
Yes, I'm in the UK
Sorry, I meant are THEY based in the UK, the website
Oh - the website is based in the US I think
Yes their address is:
If this was the UK then you would need to issue proceedings in the High Court and have to show you have suffered serious harm
If, in the UK the matter was contested you are looking at circa £15,000 for a contested trial
OK - it was a friend in the US who told me they'd mentioned me on there
If you lost at trial you would also be responsible for the legal costs of the other side, so you would be looking at £30,000 exposure
However as they are based in the USA you would need to sue them over there in the US
As I am a UK lawyer I do not know the laws or process over there.
I can only advise on UK law.
But in the UK, this would be the procedure and cost.
I suspect as a common law jurisdiction their system is similar to ours.
OK, so I need to find a US site?
But you would need to retain an attorney over there to write a letter and then issue proceedings.
You would need to contact a lawyer in their state.
A directory in that state can be found here:
Because you need to sue in the same state
But as I said the procedure in the UK would be to show you have suffered serious harm under the Defamation Act 2013 and issue proceedings in the High Court
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
It all seems very expensive just to get an apology and the post taken down
I agree, but that is the US system sadly
It's just a case of you not being able to help because I need a US lawyer. The service was not bad, but I can't justify paying £38 to be told you can't help I'm afraid. I wish there was a better system on the site for situations like this.
Sadly you posted this in UK law, so I can only give a UK law answer.
I would ask you to re-consider the rating