How Long Before Financial Advisors Rating Site Gets Sued?

from the the-rating-game dept

Back in June, the launch of Avvo, a site for rating lawyers, was met with a lot of controversy. Lawyers aren't used to being rated as if they were any other good on the market, and it didn't take long before the site was sued by one lawyer unhappy with his ranking. Now a similar site is getting set to launch, except this time it will focus on financial advisors, another group which isn't used to much scrutiny. It's not clear whether or not this will prove particularly useful, but hopefully the site has some money socked away for legal fees, since it's only a matter of time before one disgruntled advisor sues after a bad rating.

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    Kril, 29 Aug 2007 @ 3:04pm


    First, /= is from a math standpoint, != is from a programmers standpoint. So your both right, but either way.

    Second, sites like these are set up to report good/bad experiences. The point is to report those that have ripped you off or were fantastic to deal with. Its for consumers to share their personal experiences with the general public, or plain and simple, a more concentrated place for 'Word of Mouth' to do its job.

    As far as the site being sued, that is ridiculous, and only possible in the US. How can you sue someone for posting a personal opinion of a service? Is Freedom of Speech completely dead now???

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