by Mike Masnick
Wed, Jan 7th 2009 4:13pm
There have been plenty of stories about companies suing people for posting negative reviews about their business practices, and it still seems like a really dumb thing to do -- as in the end all it does is call a lot more attention to the negative review. That's what appears to be happening with a lawsuit over a negative review of a chiropractor on Yelp. The review claimed that the chiropractor was using questionable business and billing practices. The chiropractor threatened the reviewer -- and even though the review was deleted, sued the guy for defamation. Of course, now the details of the supposed unethical billing practices (involved trying to bill insurance companies significantly more, and when that didn't work coming back to the guy and asking him to pay up instead) are getting a lot more attention.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Game Studio's Plan To Deal With Critic Of Games: Sue Him To Hell
- Tax Prep Company Tries To Sue Unhappy Customer Into Silence; Hit With Damages In Anti-SLAPP Order
- The Latest In Reputation Management: Bogus Defamation Suits From Bogus Companies Against Bogus Defendants
- Tech Companies Ask European Commission Not To Wreck The Internet -- And You Can Too
- Florida Moving Company Attempting To Sue Its Way Back To Yelp Respectability