Friday, April 07, 2017
Fake bad Yelp review by a competitor leads to successful litigation by a jeweler in Massachusetts
Here is another story of a bad reviews lawsuit on Yelp. In this case, a jeweler sued a worker or relative of an owner of a rival shop in Massachusetts for a fake “bad review” that seems to have been posted maliciously.
The Patriot Ledger has a story,as does WCVB. Part of the review included compensation for emotional distress.
Section 230 would still protect Yelp, but it could come under increased pressure.
The story was located on local stations around the country, like WJLA in Washington.