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post »Yelp Lawsuit Ruling Determines Yelp Can Legally Suppress Any Reviews It Chooses

September 17 2014, 7:08 am

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This article first appeared on the LocalVox local marketing blog at: http://localvox.com/blog/yelp-court-ruling-determines-yelp-can-legally-suppress-any-reviews-it-chooses.

Last week there was a momentous Yelp lawsuit ruling in California that allows Yelp to manipulate ratings and reviews as it so pleases. The key part of the court ruling in response to the lawsuit is not that the prosecution didn’t prove its case that Yelp manipulated ratings and reviews to “extort” paid advertising from clients – but that even if that had been proven, that Yelp has every right to do so.

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