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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 owners of the Santa Barbara, Calif.based Cats and Dogs animal hospital reported what now seems like a bad...

  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. In its complaint, Hadeed alleged that it tried to match the negative reviews with its customer database but could find no record that the negative...

  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. Google Guilty of Defamation; Google/Apple Extend Search Deal & Latest Search News

    Google and CEO Eric Schmidt have been found guilty in Paris on charges of defamation because Google suggested search terms including "rapist" and "satanist" when a query was done for the plaintiff's name.