Tag Archives: Yelp


Posted 10 months ago in Litigation The Internet & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Yelp Sues Law Firm for ‘Fake’ Good Reviews

In a twist on the typical bad-review-on-Yelp litigation, Yelp itself is suing a law firm for allegedly having its employees flood the site with good reviews.   Flood of Glowing Reviews After San Diego-based law firm McMillan Law Group received its first review on Yelp in 2010 — a very negative one — the site received a flood of positive reviews from employees of the firm. “McMillan Law Group employees pretend to be clients and review their own employer on …

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Newsbreak: Legal News for Small Businesses [Video]

    Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak, a legal update for entrepreneurs.  Small businesses may have a better chance of throwing patent troll under the bridge. Patent trolls are people or companies that buy and enforce patent rights, collecting licensing fees from businesses using a patented technology. The Government Accountability Office recently came out with a report that patent trolls are abusing the system and hurting the economy. There has been a 31% increase in patent …

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Posted 3 years ago in Consumer Law by Arthur Buono  
Dentist Drills Toothy Patient for Painful Online Review

Dentists and doctors increasingly are policing what you say online about their services. In the most recent case, a prominent New York dentist, Dr. Stacy Makhnevich, threatened to sue a former patient, Robert Lee, over a negative review Lee posted to Yelp!, an online review website. The tables have turned though, and now Lee and his lawyers are biting back with a class action against Makhnevich. The case involves something new: A patient gag agreement. Open Wide and Shut Up Enrico …

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