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  1. Yelp: Court Ruling on Anonymous Customer Reviews 'Could Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech'

    The order follows a lawsuit filed by a firm called Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, which suspected that some of the reviews placed online about it were made up. A U.S.court has ordered local business review website Yelp to reveal the names of seven of its...

  2. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    A lawsuit against Google over their universal privacy policy has been dismissed by a California judge. Plaintiffs sought damages from Google, arguing the search and social giant "made money using information about them for which they were provided...

  3. Google Wins Book Lawsuit: Judge Rules Digitization Service 'Fair Use'

    This latest part began in 2012 following a judge's ruling that The Guild could file a class action lawsuit against the search giant. Google has emerged victorious in its eight-year battle for its Books service, with a judge ruling that Google's use...

  4. Yelp Sues Law Firm Over Supposedly Writing Fake Reviews

    In late August Yelp filed a lawsuit against McMillan Law Group, a bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm founded by attorney Julian McMillan. According to ABC News, the lawsuit states that employees of the San Diego law firm wrote fake...

  5. Google to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Search Query Privacy Case

    The lawsuit was brought about in 2010 by a plaintiff who claimed Google was disclosing sensitive and personal information to third parties when she searched for her own name and her family members' names in the search engine, and then clicked on...

  6. Ripoff Report Launches Verified, a New Program to Shield Businesses From Negative Reviews

    It wasn't until we made both companies understand that they would face a big business defamation lawsuit if they posted negative info about us online, they agreed not to post. RipoffReport, which is one of the most popular review sites for posting...

  7. The Dirty Lawsuit Could be First of its Kind in Reputation Management

    The Dirty Lawsuit At least one lawsuit has been rejected due to the CDA Law. Dirty World Entertainment Recordings, LLC is of particular interest to the reputation management industry. While previous defamation cases against The Dirty (thedirty.com...

  8. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    This case could potentially become a class action lawsuit. Google Loses Round In Lawsuit About AdWords Pricing – MediaPostGoogle didn't give Arkansas lawyer and AdWords advertiser Rick Woods of Arkansas "smart pricing" discount in six instances and...

  9. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    For the second time, a federal court correctly rejected Viacom's lawsuit against YouTube. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a copyright infringement court case that has lasted six...