Under Georgia law, liability for the tort of a minor child is not imputed to the child’s parents merely on the basis of the parent-child relationship; however, liability may be imputed if the parent is aware of recent misconduct in the use of a computer and an internet account and thereafter fails to exercise due care in supervising and controlling such activity going forward. See Boston et al. v. Athearn et al., 329 Ga.App. 890, 896, 764 S.E.2d 582 (2014).
Libel is a false and malicious defamation of another, expressed in print, writing, pictures, or signs, tending to injure the reputation of the person and exposing him to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. See O.C.G.A. Section 51-5-1(a).
Slander or oral defamation consists in: (1) imputing to another a crime punishable by law; (2) charging a person with having some contagious disorder or with being guilty of some debasing act which may exclude him from society; (3) making charges against another in reference to his trade, office, or profession, calculated to injure him therein; or (4) uttering any disparaging words productive of special damage which flows naturally therefrom. See O.C.G.A. Section 51-5-4(a).
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the Internet misconduct of another Rogers Legal Services will be happy review your evidence and give you an opinion as to whether or not the firm feels it’s a case this law firm can win at trial.
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