Accountability and Accusations

Kendall Coffey discusses topical issues relating to the courts and justice.

Renown Miami attorney, Kendall Coffey as quoted in the Daily Business Review:

“While injurious irrelevancies can be stricken by the court, after-the-fact excision, even though it may reduce further damage, is far from a complete remedy. Without the right to sue for damages, there is neither compensation nor punishment nor effective deterrent.

Yesterday’s newspapers may land in trash heaps, but even stricken allegations typically remain forever in the landing pages of today’s Internet. Inevitably, the original vilification gets more coverage than subsequent vindication.

Only meaningful judicial standards can provide containment to the potentially limitless reputational assaults that all too frequently make one’s good name disposable rather than its assailants accountable.”

Read the entire article here.