Lawyer Rating Site Says It's Not Liable For Bad Reviews

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 9:20 PM EST) -- The operator of a lawyer review website filed a lawsuit saying it's protected by the Communications Decency Act and First Amendment after a Florida law firm threatened to sue over allegedly defamatory reviews, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said Friday.

The foundation is representing Ratingz Inc., which is suing for a declaration that the CDA's safe harbor provisions mean the company can't be held liable for third-party reviews posted on its LawyerRatingz.com site. According to the complaint, The Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas PA sent a...
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Ratingz, Inc v. Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A.


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5:12-cv-00868

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California Northern

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Howard R. Lloyd

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February 22, 2012

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