Monday, January 12, 2009

Parties Settle Libel Lawsuit Over Yelp Review

A San Francisco chiropractor and his former patient, Christopher Norberg, have settled a libel lawsuit arising out of a bad review that Norberg posted on Yelp.
The case appears to mark the first time that a Yelp user was sued for defamation for posting a bad review. Some observers had warned that the lawsuit could scare consumers from posting negative reviews on sites like the fast-growing Yelp, which recently expanded into the U.K."

MediaPost Publications

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