Texas Court Yanks Dentist's $1.2M Win For Bad Yelp Review

By Morgan Conley (March 2, 2021, 4:03 PM EST) -- An appellate court in Dallas has vacated a $1.2 million award won by a dentist who claimed his bottom line was hurt by a Yelp post shaming him for not paying a marketing company he hired, ruling a deal to end the contract dispute also nipped the Yelp review claims in the bud.

A three-justice panel for Texas' Fifth Court of Appeals reversed the $1.2 million judgment entered in favor of dentist Behrooz Khademazad and ruled Friday that Sean Gharavi owes Khademazad nothing.

The panel said a broad-form mutual release Khademazad signed to settle Gharavi's efforts to get paid for his...

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