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Anonymous Yelp-ers Face a New Challenge

On January 20, 2014 By Torrey Samson

Since Yelp launched in 2004, thousands of unhappy customers have aired their grievances there anonymously. However, Hadeed Carpet Cleaning of Alexandria, Virginia pushed back, bringing a defamation suit against several of its negative reviewers and claiming that their Yelp submissions were completely fabricated. The company is arguing the reviewers were not actual customers, and has [...]

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On September 12, 2008, the Virginia Supreme Court struck down the state’s anti-spam law as unconstitutional, holding that the law was an overly broad restriction of free speech protected by the First Amendment. In doing so, the court overturned the conviction of 34-year-old Jeremy Jaynes, who had been convicted on three counts [...]

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