Digital

Yelp and Angie’s List ruling provides guidance for online reviews: No false factual statements

Excerpt from Washington Post

Dec 07, 2012 6:24 am

Skift Take

Hotel and restaurant owners may smell an opportunity here to attack false claims rather than complain about negative opinions.

— Jason Clampet

Register Now for Skift Global Forum

A Fairfax County woman being sued for defamation over negative reviews she wrote on Yelp and Angie’s List must delete certain accusations and is barred from repeating them in new posts, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The preliminary injunction was hailed as a victory by a D.C. contractor, who took the woman to court claiming that her online reviews of the work he did on her home were false and cost him $300,000 in business. He is suing her for $750,000.

Read the Complete Story →

Tags: , ,

Next Up

More on Skift

Boeing’s New 777X Designs Intensify the Race for Space on Airlines
Commerce and Travel Platform Deem Secures $50 Million in Funding
The Hard Numbers on Why Hotels are Losing the Online Booking Wars
Spending On Leisure Travel Is Best Use Of Points Earned During Business Travel