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  1. Court Rules Yelp May Demand Money for Adding and Removing Reviews

    Unfortunately, according to defamation attorney Aaron Minc, there is a flip side to this act that shields sites like Yelp from liability. The Lawsuit and Ruling Yelp could still find itself in a lawsuit over false advertising, fraud and anything...

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

    While it is usually permissable to be anonymous, the courts do not look favorably on defamation. 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.

  3. 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...

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

    Jones retorts against arguments that defamation never occurred because of her guilty plea in 2012. While previous defamation cases against The Dirty (thedirty.com) and many similar websites have been dismissed due to the "Communications Decency Act...

  5. Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

    Google and former CEO Eric Schmidt were also found guilty of defamation in 2010 when the search engine suggested terms including “rapist” and “Satanist” for a plaintiff. Google is facing another lawsuit over their autocomplete search feature.

  6. Miami Heat Minority Owner Sues Google Over Unflattering Photo

    In fact, it’s the second time he’s filed suit against the blogger; he lost his defamation case last year. In the 2011 defamation suit, Katz’s lawyer Todd Levine issued a stern warning to those who would consider covering the news about the case.

  7. Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

    This can lead to irretrievable damage, such as job loss or bankruptcy, just by displaying search results that constitute defamation or violation of the privacy of an individual person or small and medium-size companies," Tomita said.

  8. Daily SearchCast, July 14, 2006: Judge Decides Google Can Rank Pages As It Pleases; Google Lets You Just Say No To ODP Descriptions; Microsoft An Enterprise Search Player? & More!

    Kinderstart has lost its case over lost rankings on Google, though the company will be allowed to amend defamation claims relating to its PageRank zero score. Today's search podcast covers KinderStart's loss in a lawsuit over search rankings...

  9. KinderStart Becomes KinderStopped In Ranking Lawsuit Against Google

    Kinderstart has lost its case over lost rankings on Google, though the company will be allowed to amend defamation claims relating to its PageRank zero score. Assuming a somewhat nebulous defamation claim won, I can't imagine the settlement...