Four days after filing a federal court complaint alleging defamation and related claims, Lewis & Lin obtained a consent order for a preliminary injunction requiring the defendant to remove a defamatory blog post about our client, a respected clinical psychiatrist with a private medical practice in Manhattan.
As alleged in the complaint, the defendant, a self-described psychotherapist, “wellness expert” and spiritual guru with a worldwide following, perpetrated an online attack campaign against our client by publishing and communicating false, defamatory and completely fabricated statements on his blog.
Lewis & Lin filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, asserting claims for false advertising under the Lanham Act; trade libel and commercial disparagement; common law unfair competition; intentional infliction of emotional distress; tortious interference with contractual relations; breach of contract; unjust enrichment and fraud.
We concurrently sought an Order to Show Cause for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order. Upon being served with the initiating papers, counsel for the defendant contacted Lewis & Lin, agreeing to remove the blog post. Accordingly, the court issued a consent order for preliminary injunction enjoining defendants and their agents from publishing the blog post, or continuing to make certain defamatory statements about our client pending the resolution of the litigation.