Weiss Handler Threatens BocaNewsNow.com, Area Media

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Boca Raton law firm of Weiss, Handler Angelos and Cornwell is threatening area media — including BocaNewsNow.com — for running stories relating to a lawsuit against the firm. We published this story several months ago.

Lawsuits are public information and there is nothing “maliciously defamatory, slanderous, abusive, harassing, hateful, vulgar and false” about publishing court documents filed in a case. Attorneys know this. They file lawsuits all the time. The law firm’s threats will not result in the removal of documents publicly available through the Palm Beach County court system.

In what is clearly a public relations miscalculation, Weiss Handler’s threats will only draw more attention to a case that has received little attention since the inital filing.

The following email is being transmitted to area media today from “Brett Beradinelli” who claims to be an internet reputation specialist.

Kindly be advised I have been contracted as a technical consultant by Henry Handler of the law firm Weiss, Handler Angelos & Cornwell of Boca Raton Florida. Please see the link in my subject bar referencing the defamatory blog. We are kindly asking that you please remove any/all content from all your web site[s] that pertain to;

    • Henry Handler -Attorney
    • Howard Weiss – Attorney
    • Weiss, Handler Angelos & Cornwell.
    • Carol Kartagener – Attorney
    • Cynthia Angelos-Attorney

I am attempting to eradicate the defamatory blogs that have been posted on various web sites about Mr. Handler the firm law firm; they have been falsely and maliciously defamed/libeled.

There are blogs posted on your website[s] are maliciously defamatory, slanderous, abusive, harassing, hateful, vulgar and false. These blogs violate your User Terms because of the false, defamatory, vicious nature of the content. These publications are impersonations as the author[s] uses pseudonym ID’s when posting these baseless blogs. There have been no legal decisions to date [June 2012] in any court within the United States to substantiate the author’s claims to these slanderous lies, in fact, the bar complaint that was lodged against the attorneys have been dismissed with favor to the firm. We are kindly asking that youplease remove and not redact any/all defamatory content from all your web site[s] as soon as possible. I thank you very much and will be extremely grateful for your anticipated co-operation.

(PHOTO: HENRY HANDLER)