False claims and allegations
While stating one’s opinion and uttering value judgements are protected by the German Basic Law, there is no legal justification for false claims and allegations for which you do not have to stand: injunctive reliefs as well as claims for retraction, removal, counterstatements, damage compensation and pecuniary compensation are at your disposal.
However, before entering legal assertion, there are important preliminary questions which deserve a closer look: It is, for example, decisive whether the claim in question is proven or unproven as it is only possible to take legal action against unproven claims. Moreover, a claim or allegation does not always take the form of a spoken or written word, but can also be created through image and video display or incomplete reporting. Our professional opinion provides you with the security you need to take action against a false claim or allegation.