Yelp Fights To Keep Reviewers' Identities From Carpet Co.

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Yelp Inc. pushed a Virginia appeals court on Wednesday to overturn a ruling that the company must reveal the identities of several reviewers who complained that a carpet cleaning service falsely advertised its prices, saying the posts are protected by the First Amendment.

During oral arguments before the state appellate court, the popular search and review website argued that the lower court had erred in granting plaintiff Hadeed Carpet Cleaning Inc.'s request that Yelp provide identifying information about seven of Hadeed's critics.

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