Glassdoor Can't Ditch Retailer's Row Over Bad Reviews

Law360, San Francisco (March 27, 2017, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court refused on Friday to dismiss a suit seeking to force job review website Glassdoor Inc. to reveal who posted allegedly defamatory reviews of a Dallas-based online lingerie retailer, rejecting Glassdoor’s argument the reviews are opinions protected by the First Amendment.

A unanimous three-judge panel found that the trial court got it right when it ordered Glassdoor to reveal who posted the reviews that said the lingerie retailer Andra Group LP has illegal hiring practices, the supervisor is racist, and sexist and illegal immigrants work there. Those statements aren’t constitutionally protected because they’re verifiable questions of fact and...

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