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Injunction over negative Yelp
review overturned by Virginia
Supreme Court

Washington Post, by Justin Jouvenal,

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Posted By:Drive, 1/2/2013 8:57:25 PM

The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned a preliminary injunction against a Fairfax woman who is facing a $750,000 defamation lawsuit for her negative reviews on Yelp and Angie’s List. A Fairfax County Circuit Court had previously ordered Jane Perez to remove some claims she made in her negatice reviews of a D.C. contractor who performed work on her home and barred her from repeating those accusations in future posts. But on Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court found the preliminary injunction was not limited to a prescribed period, was not justified

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: saguni, 1/2/2013 9:23:51 PM     (No. 9095639)

I think it was Ben Franklin that said, "If you steal my purse, you take little of value, but if you take my good name, I can never get it back."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bob913, 1/2/2013 11:03:21 PM     (No. 9095742)

I have had people bad mouth me behind my back. They hide like cowards. At least this person was able to connect a name and a bank account to the person that bad mouth him.

I would have expected she could have provided photos of the damage or non performance of the work at the very least. The article does not say if she did but did say the case had been dismissed prior to going to court. That to me shows no evidence.

You want evidence then watch Holmes on Homes who repairs what other contractors wreck.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/3/2013 12:25:41 AM     (No. 9095816)

I have mixed feelings...however, if I see only one bad review and a lot of good ones, I tend to discount the one bad. I know people can be vindictive and crazy. But then again I have also been erroneously treated badly by some businesses too. We had a veterinarian office lie about us and then force us to leave in the middle of treatment. It was all a misunderstanding over an agreement one of the doctors made but the doctor wasn´t there and the office people claimed we called them liars and threatened them (never happened). The office people were rude from the beginning and we just tried to get them to call the doctor. Nobody threatened anyone. So, what can a person do? Write a review. I tried calling the office manager but she wouldn´t even listen to me. Her mind was closed. So, yes..sometimes businesses do mess with their customers. And when they do, people should be able to have a place to relay their experiences so others don´t have to endure it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/3/2013 1:15:04 AM     (No. 9095838)

Having endured the incompetence and downright dishonesty (and theft) of contractors, my sympathies tend to lie with the customer, who posted a bad review.

If the contractor was unfairly reviewed, there should be a number of good reviews to counter the bad one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/3/2013 5:31:45 AM     (No. 9095931)

Does "Angies List" attract sponsors by disallowing negative comments?

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