A woman facing defamation charges over a Yelp review has been ordered to remove portions of her scathing feedback as the trial gets underway. Per The Washington Post, Jane Perez is being sued by Dietz Development for $750,000 after posting reviews on Yelp and Angie’s List that accuse the contractors of both shoddy workmanship and jewelry theft. A police investigation revealed no conclusive evidence that Dietz employees had removed valuables from her home, yet Perez left the damning accounts visible on both sites.
The First Amendment only gets you so far
Dietz says those harsh words have directly caused the company to lose out on new work endeavors. Accordingly, it’s asking for significant damages due to the lasting influence Perez’s…
from The Verge – All Posts http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/7/3740932/jane-perez-yelp-defamation-lawsuit