Yelp Says Bad Atty Review Ruling Will Hurt Web Publishers

Law360 (April 3, 2018, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Yelp urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to nix a lower court’s order that it take down a negative review of a personal injury attorney by her former client, saying the order violates its free speech and due process rights and will spur a “flood” of take-down orders against millions of online publishers.

Yelp, as a nonparty appellant, argued in its petition for review that the lower court had erred in issuing an injunction without giving it notice or an opportunity to protect its First Amendment right to control its website. (AP) The lower court's default judgment against the defendant, Ava...

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