A Cease and Desist Letter is a legal document that an individual or business can send to another party causing harm to warn them that if they do not stop the mentioned actions (possibly defamation, harassment, slander, etc), further action and potential legal ramifications will be taken. Let’s review one sample using a cease and desist letter template.
Cease and Desist letters are usually written by an attorney. They lay out the damages that have occurred, what immediate action the party expects, and the deadline by which action needs to be taken, for example, stop slander, harassment, etc. They often end with the consequences of what will happen if the listed actions continue.
Important Note about this Cease and Desist Letter Template:
This is a sample demand letter to request for money owed. All names and details listed on this sample are not real, and any resemblance to real names or facts are only coincidental. When we draft a demand letter, whether it is a cease and desist letter, demand for payment, letter to a landlord, or any other legal letter, the letter is drafted unique to your cause of action.
Beginning of the Demand Letter
June 20, 2020
VIA CERTIFIED MAIL
TO: Javier Smith, General Manager at CompanyCo, Inc
345 Stonecreek, Palo Alto, California 94304
Dear General Manager/Legal:
Re: CEASE AND DESIST HARRASMENT
Please be advised that Mr. Marie Dow (hereafter referred to as Client) has retained my services in this matter. The purpose of this letter is to demand that you immediately stop a series of unwarranted and defamatory attacks against Client on various Internet chatrooms.
Your unwarranted actions and baseless accusations have damaged Client’s reputation and adversely affected her business and personal life.
You have personally posted many, defamatory, willfully false, and misleading comments about Client. We have records of your defamatory statements including:
1. Your defamation of Client on Instagram – Name of the Channel, on Date;
2. Defamation of Client on a Youtube chatroom – , on Date;
The above statements made in reference to Client are utterly false and without merit, and they are defamation per se in that they depict Client as engaging in fraudulent activity that violates civil and criminal law.
Additionally, your actions have also resulted in damages to Client, her reputation, and her business. Client will not stand by and allow this misconduct to continue.
We hereby demand that you:
1. Immediately cease and desist in publishing defamatory statements about Client, whether the statements are made by you or third parties, and whether they refer directly to her name, online nicknames, or any other names that may identify her directly or indirectly.
Please give this matter your prompt attention.
Please note that this letter will be tendered in court as evidence of your failure to attempt to resolve this matter. Further, you may be liable for any court costs, attorney fees, and damages, including punitive damages.
This is the address that you listed and is the address that I will be used to correspond with you unless I am given updated information; which I have not been given up to this point.
You may contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. I can be contacted by phone at (000) 643-2749. I can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com.
Attorney at Law
End of the Demand Letter
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