The online consumer review company Yelp has sued a California law firm alleging that the McMillan Group bankruptcy firm posted a flurry of fake reviews after a negative review appeared on the Yelp website. In legal-speak, Yelp is claiming breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, and two counts relating to California’s false advertising statutes. Cincinnati.com reports that the McMillan Group previously won a $2,700 small claims award of $2,700 against Yelp, claiming that Yelp had coerced it into an advertisement contract in order to receive favorable reviews. But Yelp successfully argued that the firm’s case was covered by an arbitration clause in the terms of service.
H/T (fittingly): Legal Ethics Forum